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Effects Of Meth Use
Many harmful effects: Besides being highly addictive, Cocaine can do harm in many ways. It is a powerful vasoconstrictor, & can cause a shortage of bloodflow & permanent damage to any organ/body part. Anxiety, agitation, paranoia, tremors, inability to sleep and mania or grandiosity are most common effects. Heart attack and stroke are deadliest. Fetuses, infants, children and teens can get brain damage w/ or w/o stroke. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Stimulants: Both amphetamines and Cocaine may have similar effects causing increased alertness, increase in heart rate and blood pressure, insomnia and decrease in appetite. When either substance loses effect, the individual may experience fatigue, irritability. An important difference is that Cocaine is habit forming and usually causes a need to increase the dose over time to get the same effect. ...Read more
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Cocaine vs meth: Methamphetamine is structurally similar to amphetamine and dopamine, but very different from cocaine. Cocaine is quickly removed & almost completely metabolized in the body. Meth has a longer duration of action and more of it remains unchanged in the body -- staying in the brain longer with prolonged stimulant effects. Chronic meth causes structural brain changes & emotional & cognitive problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impairment: Methadone, like any narcotic, can cause depression of many psychological and physical responses, including sexual responsiveness. It can therefore cause decreased libido (sex drive), impaired arousal (erectile dysfunction or impaired female arousal) and inhibited orgasm. If you have to use a narcotic medication for a prolonged period and it is affecting your sex life, talk to your dr about options. ...Read more
Smoking + zithromax: No interactions are found in a large database, including a study using nicotene patches. However, that does not mean interactions could exist. There are more ingredients in cigarettes besides simply nicotene as well. Perhaps you are ready to quit smoking for the many bad health consequences it causes? http://smokefree.gov/talk-to-an-expert ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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You : You may want to look at webmd site as well as samhsa website; in particular there is a meth info packet that is a digital download and free at samhsa. ...Read more
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