Xylazine: Why is it called the Zombie Drug?

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A zombie drug named Xylazine is creating havoc in America with its side effects. Xylazine is mixed with Fentanyl turning into zombifying Tranq.

What is Xylazine?

Xylazine, created in the 1960s, is a sedative for horses and cows. The drug is strictly restricted for veterinarian use only. However, drug dealers especially in Philadelphia are selling it along with cocaine and heroin.

  • This sedative causes significant and dire side effects on humans, which is why it is only sold to licensed medical practitioners. Those who can legally purchase it, do so in mostly liquid form or preloaded syringes. It is also available online in powdered form.
  • However, the drug is reaching the streets of Philadelphia and Connecticut through unknown sources causing severe damage to the skin tissues. According to CDC, this particular drug’s misuse was first reported in Puerto Rico in the early 2000s.

How does Xylazine turn humans into Zombies?

National Institute on Drug Abuse states Xylazine is a central nervous system depressant. Repeated exposure to it can result in sedative-like symptoms. It can make one feel excessive tiredness and respiratory depression as well as open wounds.

  • These open wounds when left untreated develops into dead skin called eschar. Moreover, this peeling dry skin looks similar to the rotten bodies of zombies which provides Xylazine the name zombie drug. This is a severe skin condition that may even require amputation.

  • In America, where drug misuse is a concerning matter, drug dealers are mixing Xylazine with other drugs. It is being sold with cocaine and heroin even when Xylazine isn’t an opiate. Hence, to achieve the sedative hit, dealers are combining it with Fentanyl. This is a life-threatening combination known as Tranq or zombie drug.
  • Dealers knowing that adding fentanyl lengthens the intoxication of drug misuse often mix it with other drugs secretly. Many of the buyers don’t even know they are intaking Fentanyl. Additionally, this lethal combination, Tranq is easily available for purchase at any street corner. It doesn’t cost much and is easily available for a few bucks.
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What are Xylazine’s side effects?

Xylazine has many side effects as it is a veterinarian drug. It isn’t safe for human intake and causes negative effects even with minor doses. Therefore, the greater the doses, the more it gives out negative effects. The drug is strong enough to completely knock out people unconscious.

  • In contrast to opioids’ semi-awake bliss, Fentanyl along with Xylazine cause users to pass out for long hours. Worsening the situation, this drug doesn’t respond to Naloxone which is the antidote for opioid overdose. The zombie drug is causing severe damage to the skin perplexing medical practitioners.
  •  28-year-old Sam who is suffering from Tranq side effects claims it is zombifying people’s bodies. He further explains his condition to Sky News stating, he didn’t suffer any wounds until 9 months ago but now has unexplainable holes in his limbs.
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The introduction of Xylazine in the market only worsens opioid and Fentanyl exploitation. What measures do you think should be taken to eradicate narcotic exploitation? Let us know in the comments below and follow Spiel Times for more global news. Stay aware and stay safe.

SOURCES: Mint, First Post

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