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What are the bad side effects of using cocaine?

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Sudden death..: You can have accelerated heart rate or irregular heart beats that can kill you. Seizures, elevated pulse and blood pressure, paranoid thoughts and delusions, anxiety, irritability, risk taking, insomnia, mood swings and addiction/dependence.

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Can there be positive effects of using cocaine?

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Yes: It makes the drug dealers rich.
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What is the side effects of using cocain?

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Several: Cocaine is a CNS stimulant, as a result is very addicting. Chronic nasal/oral inhalation can damage lungs, teeth, gums, nasal septum. Can also cause more serious conditios like stroke, mi resulting in heart failure. Overdose can cause death. Last but not the least serious psychosocial damage. These are only few of the many adverse effects.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of cocaine?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Cocaine: Crack is stimulant, so hyper arousal ; agitation, changes in pupil size with increased metabolism are common.
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Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Additionally, heavy users of cocaine can exhibit what is known as stimulant psychosis, the symptoms of which are often initially indistinguishable from paranoid schizophrenia.
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