Crack Cocaine and heroin, usually sold as solid crystals or powder, must be dissolved in an acidic solution in order for them to be injected.
Use of too much or the wrong type of acids can cause pain, irritation and damage to veins. Repeated damage can cause veins to collapse1 leading users to take more risks using more dangerous veins2.
Pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C and Citric Acid reduce risks. They cause the least damage to the veins, are non-toxic, sterile, reducing or eliminating the harms associated with other acids1.
- Scott J. Safety, risks and outcomes from the use of injection paraphenalia. Scotland: Scottish Government Social Research. 2008.
- Coffin PO et al. Prevelence and characteristics of femoral injection among seattle-area injection drug users. Journal of urban health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. 2012;89(2):365-372.
- Pharmaceutical Quality
100mg Citric Acid BP Powder
300mg Vit C Ascorbic Acid BP Powder
- Manufactured under strict hygiene and quality control procedures
- Sterile single-use foil sachet
Supplied in strips of 10 sachets, packed in bundles of 1,000
NHS SC Code
|CITRIC ACID BP SACHETS||1,000||019001||FTR2554|
|VIT C ASCORBIC ACID BP SACHETS||1,000||019002||FTR2555|