Eversince her discharge from rehab, Ugandan songstress Jackie Chandiru has publicly opened up about her drug abuse hell.
The talented former Blu 3 singer has confessed to abusing drugs for five years.
In one of her TV interviews, Chandiru revealed she was addicted to the drug that killed pop superstar Michael Jackson in 2009.
“I was using the same drug that killed Michael Jackson. I had been using it for about 5 years. I started it as a drug to cure my back problems, but I ended up being addicted to it,” she revealed.
The drug is called PROPOFOL.
Thankfully, she’s fully recovered and dumped her drug hell.
Propofol, marketed as Diprivan among other names, is a short-acting medication that results in a decreased level of consciousness and lack of memory for events.
Its uses include the starting and maintenanceof general anesthesia, sedation for mechanically ventilated adults, and procedural sedation. It is also used for status epilepticus if other medications have not worked.
It is given by injection into a vein. Maximum effect takes about two minutes to occur and it typically lasts five to ten minutes.
Common side effects include an irregular heart rate, low blood pressure, burning sensation at the site of injection, and the stopping of breathing.
Other serious side effects may include seizures, infections with improper use, addiction, and propofol infusion syndrome with long-term use.
It appears to be safe for using during pregnancy but has not been well studied in this group.
However, it is not recommended during cesarean section.Propofol is not a pain medication, so opioids such as morphinemay also be used.
Whether or not they are always needed is unclear.
Propofol was discovered in 1977 and approved for use in the United States in 1989. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.