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Health - Can Opiates lead to a heart attack?

Discussion in 'Opiates & Opioids' started by eklypised, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. eklypised

    eklypised Silver Member

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    Feb 17, 2006
    33 y/o Male from U.S.A.
    swim was wandering if theirs any studies or anything swimmies may know of that says opiates could possible lead to heart attacks or other heatlh problems? cause lately swims been overdoing it a little...4 days ago took 200mgs of oxycodone...day after took 140mgs..today has took 90mgs of Hydrocodone...and this has been goin on for awhile now...swim was just wandering if - should worry bout any heatlh complications...like a heart attack from overdoing it
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2009
  2. Tussipax

    Tussipax Silver Member

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    Feb 2, 2009
    28 y/o Female from france
    Overdoing too much can lead to overdose. And an OD can lead to a breath depression.
    SWIM never has never done oxycodone or hydrocodone and she doesn't know if it's a high dosage what you've taken. SWIM thinks the 1st risk of overdoing is tolerance and addiction.
  3. Solinari

    Solinari Titanium Member

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    Oct 23, 2007
    Male from U.K.
    It would depend on the opiate/opioid but as far as i know opiates (like morphine, codeine and semi synthetic opiates like heroin) are very well tolerated by the body and i know of no toxic effects on certain organs. Of course i am not a pharmacologist or professionally trained in related subjects so i can't say for sure.

    From what i have read however, it seems most opiates/opioids do not have toxic effects in general or on particular organs. That said i believe there are certain opioids that do have relatively bad side effects pethidine is one that i know of.

    Personally i would be surprised to see any evidence that would suggest opiates/opioids could be directly related to causing a heart attack.
  4. pixplzthx

    pixplzthx Newbie

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    Jun 28, 2007
    Male from afghanistan
    Opiates are actually used post heart attack for comfort. SWIM has never read anywhere about them causing cardiac arrest on their own.

    .. and SWIM reads a lot.

    Respiratory depression from opiates will cause the heart to stop but this is from lack of oxygen first.
  5. Spucky

    Spucky Palladium Member

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    Feb 9, 2009
    Male from japan
    AW: Can Opiates lead to a heart attack?

    Yes, Opioids like eg. Methadone change the Heart-Pattern,
    Use the search engine and look for pro-longed QT-Intervalls

    I have only access to a German-speaking Study, but i know some other Pages too,
    maybe i will add. later!

    Anyway, the believe that Opioids do not harm Organs is real not up to date!
    ah, here dozo:

    There is a Law-Conflict, so no study`s about Street-Heroin is known to me
    but i know there are a few Statistic`s about Diamorphin (Diaphin) but it`s a little bit difficult to get them.
    Maybe i will ask a Friend!
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2009