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I have a false positive for cocaine. Never used it. Does that mean i may have liver or kidney diease?

I have a false positive for cocaine. Never used it.  Does that mean i may have liver or kidney diease?

Cocaine false +: If surely false positive, it could most likely be related to other medications u might be taking. A repeat testing is advised. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Is there anything in Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or anything about hepatitis C or liver damages that can cause false cocaine results in a mouth swab test?

Is there anything in Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or anything about hepatitis C or liver damages that can cause false cocaine results in a mouth swab test?

Not that I know of: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a combination of acetaminophen (which you should be very cautious with if you have hep C) and hydrocodone, and am unaware of any false positives with either drug, or with hep C. Any positive on either a urine or saliva test should be subjected to confirmation, which can tell a false positive from a true one. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of cocaine?

Addiction: Cocaine is a very addictive drug. The only legitimate use is as a nasal anesthetic for some types of surgery. Recreationally it is inhaled as powder or smoked in the form of a rock aka crack. It increases dopamine levels in the brain which can cause paranoia or other psychotic symptoms. Peripherally it is a very powerful vasoconstrictor and can cause very serious heart problems among other things ...Read more

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What are the tell tale signs of a cocaine user?

What are the tell tale signs of a cocaine user?

Many: While intoxicated, the person has dilated pupils; racing heart rate; high bp; intense stimulation with fast-paced and endless chattering and a massive burst of energy. Mood could be euphoric or even irritable. As high wears off, could be tired, depressed, no energy. Longer term, there could be loss of appetite and weight; miss appointments or class, etc; may keep rolled-up dollar bills around. ...Read more

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What are the signs that someone is addicted to cocaine?

4 c's : In reality a addiction is characterized by inability tocutback, lack of control, disregard of consequences , and craving. These must be present for 12 months and at least three of the latter must be present although commonly Cocaine will become addictive in in a very short time frame. ...Read more

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Could using cocaine kill you?

Could using cocaine kill you?

Yes, in several ways: A person can die from using cocaine, which affects many organs in the body. Cause of death can be from a Cocaine induced fatal heart rhythm, from choking to death after a Cocaine induced seizure, etc..., not to mention the possibility of being shot dead while being robbed of one's Cocaine or Cocaine money. ...Read more

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Is cocaine related to lidocaine?

Partially: Yes, they are both local. And topical anesthetics. But they differ in their use and indications. ...Read more

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