What drug causes pinpoint pupils?

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Many different families of drugs can disable the ability of the pupils to dilate, with opiate narcotics being the most commonly used, according to Reference.com. Many law enforcement officers are trained to spot constricted, non-reactive pupils as a sign of opiate abuse, but the condition can have other causes.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration maintains fact sheets on many common drugs that are used for recreational purposes. One such family of drugs, non-benzodiazepine sedative-hypnotics, cause pupils to constrict in the same way as heroin and opium-based prescription and illicit drugs. This class of drugs includes Ambien, Imovane, and Sonata, which are all typically used as sleep aids.

Many different classes of depressants can cause the pupils to dilate, according to the website of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. These include barbiturates, Quaaludes, marijuana, LSD and psilocybin mushrooms.

This variability in drug effects can make a field diagnosis of drug abuse difficult, as constricted pupils can sometimes be the result of an underlying medical condition such as cluster headaches, various congenital disorders and sometimes the advanced age of the subject, as reported by Wikipedia. Pupils will also constrict in response to certain prescription drugs, such as anti-psychotics and some chemotherapy agents.

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The drugs that most commonly cause constricted pupils or "Pinpoint" are strong opiods such as Heroin, morphine, oxycodone, or high doses of norco / vicodin.
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As efferent sympathetic (usually causing pupillary dilatation) are interrupted, but the parasympathetic fibres are unaffected.
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Barbiturates, benzodiazepine (Valium, Ativan, Xanax), chloral hydrate, and
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Illegal drugs can cause serious health problems and may also result in death in some cases. You need to let the drug filter from your system naturally.
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