Krokodil Infographic

Last Edited: February 23, 2020

Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Andrew Lancaster, LPC, MAC

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

Krokodil is a synthetic, opioid-like substance produced to be a cheaper, more synthetic version of Heroin. With codeine as its base, combined with a variety of different household and organic solvents (such as gasoline, paint thinner, iodine and hydrochloric acid), Krokodil is produced in a method similar to that of methamphetamine (meth). This drug is extremely toxic, unregulated and fatal, as users usually live only 1 to 3 years after becoming addicted, the most common side effect being flesh rotting off the bone. Visit the Krokodil Page for more information.