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09-08-2009, 10:29 AM
Has anyone read about using this for withdrawal? It's an antibioltic.
09-10-2009, 10:10 AM
Come on people...check out the patent. The stuff was pulled from the US and canadian markets 4 years after the method was patented.
09-10-2009, 10:49 AM
That's pretty interesting. Apparently a lot of people were cutting their coke with this stuff. Who knew that I could have gone out and bought some coke to help with dopesickness.
09-10-2009, 10:58 AM
Deworming agent used by some idiots in Boston to cut coke and it killed three people. They had some alert for it at the clinics in the area. Don't use it or touch it or anything with it. Leave it alone please.
09-10-2009, 11:28 AM
it does effect the body's opioid system and there is evidence that it helps alleviate wd symptoms in rats, so it might be useful in humans for that purpose. if you do get your hands on it, be careful. it can be dangerous but if you follow proper dosing guidelines you probably won't be taking much risk aside from the usual side effects. like any drug, too much can cause problems, but the right dose can be beneficial. it was invented in the 60s and there is nothing to suggest that levamisole at proper doses is dangerous. it was voluntarily discontinued by Janssen. I believe its still used to treat parasites in freshwater aquariums. given the fact that 30% of all seized cocaine in the US is cut with levamisole and only 3 people have died from levamisole tainted cocaine, I don't think it is as dangerous as the media is making it out to be. its still a bad idea for a cocaine cut though. you can look online for dosing guidelines.
09-10-2009, 11:33 AM
Can always rely on opiophile for some good balanced replies. Thanks guys.
Robo...what's dangerous about the levamisole? I couldn't find it. I saw that people died and had it in hteir blood via coke but I couldn't find out why it is dangerous.
09-11-2009, 03:01 AM
Thanks for posting this hovadagod - this is very interesting.
I'm sure like most junkies out there, once I became strung out for the X number of times, researching ways to alleviate the pain, discomfort, and length of the withdrawal syndrome has become a hobby of mine. Of course I don't mean to give anyone the wrong impression - no one rides for free. Even if we were to combine these treatments we all hear about and the "magic withdrawal therapy" was born - the junkie equivalent of the elusive and legendary 'fountain of youth' - even if ... we'd still make our lives miserable. We'd probably then use that as an excuse to go even harder and longer - and if we didn't kill ourselves by not paying attention to our tolerance we'd probably never grow out of it in those moments when reflection and restraint is needed most - who knows what would happen then :) Wow this is becoming real uplifting.
But realistically - these drugs we would need - levamisole, proglumide, benzos, etc - and the 'expertise' needed in order to administer and supervise a properly planned and safely measured withdrawal process - it would all cost a bundle, just like the inpatient rapid detox adventures. But anyway these drugs and their effects on opiate tolerance and the withdrawal syndrome are known - some researched more than others - but the info is out there - and yet we get methadone and buprenorphine.
I want to doubt that there is a huge political / economic stranglehold on the opiate addictionology 'industry' but if there is money to be made then chances are someone's pulling strings to make sure they get their 'fair share'. Just wish there were doctors out there who would spend more time looking into alternative detoxing methodologies - and maybe there are - would be nice to know for sure ;)
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