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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
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
What happens if someone was injecting cocaine and ingesting alcohol, cocaethylene would be produced, right?
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
Variable: Depends on what you mean. Cocaine itself is metabolized by enzymes in our blood which break it down into inactive metabolites within minutes. The metabolic by-products, called ecgnonines (mostly benzoylecgonine) can be detected for several days after a single use, depending on how large a dose it was. Another metabolite, cocaethylene, is formed when you drink on cocaine, and that lasts 2-3 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does cocaine stay in your system? Tried it once recently at a party have a life insurance physical coming up.
2-3 days: Depending on how sensitive a test they are using, how long between your use and the test, and how much you used, it would be unusual for it be found more than 3 days afterwards, and virtually never more than 5 days later. Again, usually 2-3 days. There is a metabolite of cocaine, cocaethylene, which can last longer and occurs when people drink while using cocaine, but wouldn't be more than 5 day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2-3 days: Depending on how sensitive a test they are using, how long between your use and the test and how much you used, it would be unusual for it be found more than 3 days afterwards, and virtually never more than 5 days later. Again, usually 2-3 days. There is a metabolite of cocaine, cocaethylene, which can last longer and occurs when people drink while using Cocaine but wouldn't be more than 5 days. ...Read more
About 72 hours: Cocaine itself is gone in a very short time, metabolized by an enzyme in our blood. This is why Cocaine is so short-acting. However, its metabolites, particularly benzoylecgnonine, can be detected for about 72 hours. If you drink alcohol with it, a longer-acting metabolite, cocaethylene, may be present for several days more. It sounds like you are worried about drug testing? Consider getting help. ...Read more