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what are the symptoms of crack cocaine use?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Cocaine: Crack is stimulant, so hyperarousal & agitation & changes in pupil size with increased metabolism are common.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there treatment options for cocaine addiction?

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Cbt and medications : You may try cognitive behavioral therapy, some research and personal observation has shown modafanil and Armodafinil with some success along with topiramate other data sows the use of Gabapentin of some use as also strattera (atomoxetine) but I have seen better results with Armodafinil and Modafinil when treating patients both in Cocaine dependency and withdrawal.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is ecstasy as addictive as cocaine to teenagers?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Maybe: Ecstasy is a completely different drug than cocaine. Is it more addictive to teenagers than adults? Probably not. Neither drug is a good idea. In my opinion, teenagers should not use either.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is cocaine really dangerous to use during pregnancy?

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Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Mooreanswered
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Yes!: Very, very dangerous. First, Cocaine can cause a situation where not enough blood gets to the baby, this is very bad. Also, Cocaine can make your blood pressure go very high, and pregnant women are already prone to develop high blood pressure. These are just two of the reasons Cocaine or other illicit drugs are bad for a baby.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
It also can lead to death of the baby through something called a placental abruption. Cocaine is one of the most dangerous drugs to use in pregnancy.
Nov 18, 2011
Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Moore commented
Family Medicine 8 years experience
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Thanks Dr. Livingston!
Nov 18, 2011
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the medical complications associated with cocaine use?

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Many: Cardiovascular, pulmonary, gasrtrointestinal, neurological , psychiatric , obstetric . Can cause mi, hypertension, hemoptsis, pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax, cerebrovascular accidents, in regards to obstetrics beside babies going into withdrawal yhey can be small for gestational age . To summarize not a good thing to use or abuse
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can I take during cocaine withdrawal to help make it better?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Cocaine withdrawal: Best to take yourself to a rehab doctor specialist. This is a dangerous situation and you need professional help. Do not try to do this without professional support.

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