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Short Term Effects

In the short term, heroin can cause:

  • One-to-two minute "rush."
  • Warm flushing of the skin.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Heavy feeling in arms and legs.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Severe itching.
  • Drowsiness and confusion for up to six hours.
  • Slowed heart rate.
  • Slowed breathing rate.

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