Green Hornet is a liquid often sold over the internet and in stores as an herbal form of the drug Ecstasy. This herbal product contains the active chemical ingredients, diphenhydramine and dextromethorphan. An overdose of either of these chemicals can result in hallucinations, rashes and seizures. Both of these compounds are often found in cold medications. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that blocks the body?s ability to use available, naturally produced, histamine. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that chemically blocks the brains area that regulates coughing.
Adverse Effects of Green Hornet
There have been reports of seizures, rashes and alarmingly high heart rates linked to Green Hornet. While the effects may be related to Green Hornet’s use with other substances, the FDA has issued warnings about its effects. While mostly composed of herbal ingredients, the chemically active compounds of diphenhydramine and dextromethorphan are found in Green Hornet and the amounts used can produce overdose-like symptoms.
Current Status of Green Hornet
Green Hornet’s manufacturer has ceased production but there are still other forms of herbal Ecstasy on the market. The FDA has issued warnings that herbal forms of illicit drugs shouldn’t be used because of possible undeclared active chemicals. Manufacturing products without declaring the active chemicals is illegal and can bring criminal sanctions on the manufacturer as well. If you have been injured by the use of these products, seeking an personal injury attorney specializing in defective products or personal injury will help preserve your rights and your ability to recover for your injuries.