Flashcards in Recreational Drugs Deck (25):
How can you identify the substance?
Specimen in a drug screen
Figure out the pharmacology/PD
How to do you manage recreational drug overdose?
Focused therapy (antidote)
Get help (call tox line)
Describe Codeine/Promethazine Syrup
(mix of soda and candy)
Can cause seizures, cardiac arrest, and respiratory arrest
How do you treat codeine/promethazine overdose?
Street names for codeine/promethazine?
Drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, loss of consciousness
Respiratory Arrest, aspiration and other effects typical of ethanol overdose
Rx for narcolepsy
What is GHB structurally similar to?
GBL (Gamma butyrolactone)
Slang names for GHB
Georgia Home Boy
How do you treat GHB overdose?
Describe synthetic marijuana
Herbs, spices sprayed with a synthetic material similar to THC
Marketed as incense
Pale skin, seizures, diaphoresis, HTN, tachycardia
Dysphoria, paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, agitation
What are the street names for Synthetic marijuana?
How can you treat synthetic marijuana overdose?
Dissociative anesthetic with hallucinogenic properties.
Cousin of PCP.
Causes dizziness, seizures, cardiac arrest, and respiratory depression
Facilitates sexual assault
What are treat names for Ketamine?
How can you treat Ketamine overdose?
Describe N-Bomb or 2C drugs.
Synthetic hallucinogens sold as "legal" LSD and mescaline.
Powder, liquid, blotter
Causes seizures, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest
What are street names for N-Bomb or 2C drugs?
How do you treat N-Bomb or 2C drug overdoses?
Tolerance can develop
Cerebral edema, seizures, serotonin syndrome
HTN, tachycardia arrhythmias
What are street names for MDMA?
What can "Ecstasy" cause?
Intimacy and libido
Decreased fear, aggression, defensiveness
How can you treat MDMA overdose?
Prepare to treat hyperthermia, rhabdo, and seizures
Describe Synthetic Cathinones.
Bath salts, plant food, herbal incense
CNS stimulation, hallucinations
Extreme agitation, aggressive behavior, and paranoia
Tachycardia, anxiety, tremor, HTN, hyperthermia
Superior "high" to cocaine
Structurally similar to methcathinone (amphetamine like alkaloid)
Stimulates release and inhibits reuptake of NE, Serotonin, and dopamine
What names are synthetic cathinones marketed under and what are street names?
Ivory Wave, Purple Wave
Flakka, Zombie drug