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Doctor insights on: Cocaethylene

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How long does cocaethylene stay in your blood?

How long does cocaethylene stay in your blood?

Cocaethylene: It depends on how much is present in the blood and route of administration of cocaine. It's half life is 3-5 times longer than cocaine which makes it attractive to drug abusers for a longer high, but also has an 18-25 fold increased risk of immediate death over cocaine use alone. Never recommended. VERY TOXIC!! ...Read more

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Does a liver flush rid the liver of cocaethylene?

Does a liver flush rid the liver of cocaethylene?

Please don't cleanse: Don't waste your time, money, or health--liver "detoxing" is snake oil! If you indeed have a liver disease, see a specialist who can help design appropriate treatment for you. Please read the many other healthtap answers that dissuade use of "detox" or "cleanse" products. ...Read more

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What happens if someone was injecting cocaine and ingesting alcohol, cocaethylene would be produced, right?

What happens if someone was injecting cocaine and ingesting alcohol, cocaethylene would be produced, right?

Yes: To my knowledge cocaethylene is formed whether the cocaine is ingested by snorting, smoking or injection if the individual is simultaneously ingesting alcohol. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to take a urine test this afternoon. Will cocaine and benzoylecgonine or cocaethylene be found in my urine?

What to do if I have to take a urine test this afternoon. Will cocaine and benzoylecgonine or cocaethylene be found in my urine?

How would I know?: It would kind of depend on whether you used Cocaine and alcohol, wouldn't it. You don't say in your question if or when you used them, but if it was in the last 3-5 days, there is a good chance it will show up in your urine. Cocaine is not what is ever found, because it lasts only a few minutes in the bloodstream and is broken down into metabolites. Cocaethylene has a longer period of detection. ...Read more

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Who gets omg?

Who gets omg?

Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more

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Yes and No: There are doctors on here all of the time. Your questions may get answered immediately or be answered later, depending on the expertise of the doctors online at the time and whether they see your question. ...Read more

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I got pleups?

Do you mean polyps?: Regular follow up with primary care doctor! ...Read more

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What's a spur?

What's a spur?

Spur: Most spurs are completely asymptomatic. They don't need any specific treatment. Very few need surgery. ...Read more