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How do you help someone when they think they are having a cocaine overdose?

How do you help someone when they think they are having a cocaine overdose?

ER & mutual support: Take the addict to an emergency room, then take yourself to a mutual support group like al-anon or nar-anon to examine your role in being involved with the addiction of another person. ...Read more

Cocaine Overdose (Definition)

There could be several symptoms from ...Read more


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Is cocaine overdose immediate? Can you help please?

Is cocaine overdose immediate? Can you help please?

Yes: Cocaine overdose would be shortly after ingestion of the drug and can be dangerous, especially to the heart and brain. ...Read more

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Can someone have died from a cocaine overdose?

Can someone have died from a cocaine overdose?

Absolutely: Doing forensic pathology, we see it all the time. What's even more treacherous, you don't even need to take a lot to have it kill you -- the same amount you've taken many times just to get high may on the 101st time trigger a heart rhythm disturbance and leave you dead or a vegetable. ...Read more

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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-- is there anyway I can get him to feel better soon?

Cocaine overdose-- is there anyway I can get him to feel better soon?

Seek medical help: If he has symptoms related to a Cocaine overdose, this can be life threatening. Chest pain, headache, rapid heart beat, trouble breathing, palpitations, passing out, confusion, seizures, increased temperature, stroke, kidney failure, and more are all possible. Many of these are common. Cocaine can also be laced with something else. Call 911 so he can be treated enroute to the ed also. ...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 is the definition or description of: cocaine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: cocaine overdose?

Bad situation: Cocaine at any dose could create significant cardiovascular risk, and a definite death threat. Many celebrities have died secondary to Cocaine abuse. This is not a safe drug if not used under a doctor's attention. Strokes have also occurred. Cocaine is not glamorous or fun in the end, and the risk far out-ways the high. Stay away from this stuff now. ...Read more

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What happens when you die from a cocaine overdose?

What happens when you die from a cocaine overdose?

Your heart stops : Not sure what you mean here, but a Cocaine overdose, may cause the strain on the heart to be too much and cause an eventual stopping of the heart, resulting in death, at which point your brain stops to function as well. Cocaine use-bad! too much Cocaine use-very bad. Don't do drugs. Get help if you are addicted, see your dr. Or call a crisis center. Best wishes. ...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 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

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more