U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 18-year-old male asked:

Why is the sinthetic drug spice so bad? and what are the long term effects?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Many things: for one thing, what is called 'Spice' or 'K2' or anything else is not always the same product. These are illegal factories without quality control where there is nothing indicating the purity and concentration of the product. So, one batch may have five or ten times more of the synthetic cannabinoids. It is also unevenly spread in the product. It can cause seizures and hypertension - pot doesn't.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 41-year-old member asked:
Has anyone had bad effects mixing alcohol with the drug toprol (metoprolol)?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
Any bad effects with the chemo drug cisplatin?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 28-year-old female asked:
Is practin a bad drug to take for weight gain? What's the side effects if i stop the pill?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Apr 25, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.