Ascorbic Acid

Product Description

This is a Safer Injecting product.

Acidifiers are used to convert insoluble drugs like brown heroin or crack-cocaine into a water-soluble, injectable form by adding an acid. The Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) sachets provided through OHRDP are packaged in 100 mg packets, are air tight and water resistant with an expiry date printed on every sachet. It is important to check the expiry date prior to using the single-use Vitamin C sachets in order to ensure effectiveness.

Best Practice

Best Practice:

Use the smallest possible amount of ascorbic acid to dissolve drugs to reduce the risk of vein damage and bacterial or fungal infections associated with the use of other types of acidifier.