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Cocaine Overdose (Overview)

There could be several symptoms from irrititability, drowsiness or twitching.


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What happens once you have cocaine overdose?

What happens once you have cocaine overdose?

Cocaine: There really is no safe dosage of Cocaine as adverse effects can happen at any dose. It is a nervous system and cardiovascular stimulant. It can cause seizures, high blood pressure and racing pulse. These effects sometimes cause strokes or heart attack. There are mental changes akin to paranoia or hallucinations. ...Read more

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Cocaine Overdose (Overview)

There could be several symptoms from irrititability, drowsiness or twitching.


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How much time will symptoms of a cocaine overdose last?

How much time will symptoms of a cocaine overdose last?

Highly variable: If it proves to be fatal, it essentially lasts forever. Cocaine is a short-acting drug, which is present in the bloodstream and brain for 10-15 minutes after a single dose, which is why people who smoke, snort or inject cocaine may do it 3 or 4 times per hour. However, it has metabolites that can last longer, in particular in people who drink alcohol with it. The ill effects can last many hours. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cocaine overdose?

What are the tests for cocaine overdose?

Urine or blood tests: If a person presents with symptoms raising concerns of a drug overdose, urine or blood drug testing can be performed. ...Read more

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Docs, could a one time cocaine overdose cause permanent heart problems?

Docs, could a one time cocaine overdose cause permanent heart problems?

Yes, it could if it: Caused a heart attack. Cocaine in high doses (and even low doses in susceptible individuals) can cause spasm of the coronary arteries and result in a heart attack. Most of the time, it can cause heart arrhythmias, which generally do not cause any permanent problems, and will not generally recur if you stay away from cocaine. If you are having cardiac symptoms, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for cocaine overdose?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for cocaine overdose?

911: Overdose of cocaine, as with any overdose, requires immediate intervention by trained professionals. Even in moderate doses, Cocaine can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other forms of sudden cardiac death. In higher doses, observation in an emergency room or intensive care unit may be needed. There heart monitors can detect arrhythmias which can be treated with medication. ...Read more

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What should I do during cocaine overdose of a friend?

What should I do during cocaine overdose of a friend?

What should be done!: You should have prevented the overdose in the first place, talking some sense into their heads, or suggesting they see an addication specialist. Otherwise, it is basc CPR when the overdose occurs and calling 911. ...Read more

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What does cocaine overdose feel like?

What does cocaine overdose feel like?

Up, then down: Cocaine overdose is excessive stimulation of heart rate, blood pressure, thinking patterns (hyperalertness, paranoia), sweating, flushing, fever, stroke, death. If one doesn't die from the od, then whatever goes up must come down--crash. This is a severe, often long-lasting depression both emotionally and physically. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cocaine overdose?

Urine or blood tests: If a person presents with symptoms raising concerns of a drug overdose, urine or blood drug testing can be performed. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a cocaine overdose?

A big one: Cocaine overdose is extremely dangerous and can cause multiple problems including heart attacks and irregular rhythms, strokes, seizures, and even death. ...Read more

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What happens once you have cocaine overdose?

Cocaine: There really is no safe dosage of Cocaine as adverse effects can happen at any dose. It is a nervous system and cardiovascular stimulant. It can cause seizures, high blood pressure and racing pulse. These effects sometimes cause strokes or heart attack. There are mental changes akin to paranoia or hallucinations. ...Read more

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