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Doctor insights on: How To Tell If Somebody Uses Cocaine

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Should I tell my doctor if I use cocaine?

Should I tell my doctor if I use cocaine?

Yes: The very fact that you are asking that questions implies you have some concerns about your drug use. Which is a good thing. If you trust you doctor this is a very important conversation to have. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can cocaine cause numbness?

It is anesthetic: The 'caine' part of Cocaine is there because it is related to other 'caines' - like Lidocaine and Benzocaine etc. It is used medically as a topical anesthetic, and will numb the nasal mucosa if you snort it, and numb skin if it is injected into it. Eye doctors use it for local anesthesia for eye procedures, as do ENT doctors sometimes. If you are using Cocaine and are concerned, get some help. ...Read more

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Is there any medical use for cocaine?

Not really: It's only medical use is in certain procedures, such as rhinoplasty because it has numbing properties and vasoconstriction properties. It has no use in the mental health field. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is cocaine bad for you?

SIGH: I wonder if people are truly living in a giant bubble with no access to any information from the outside world! other than heart attack, sudden death, strokes, chronic heart damage, brain damage, permanent psychosis, severe depression, infections from injection (including aids, hep c and many others) and horrible toxic effects from a cutting agent (levamisole), it's perfectly fine.Lots more too. ...Read more

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Are there any medicinal uses of cocaine?

It was a topical/: Local anesthetic originally, and in common use among ENT docs, but the abuse potential, difficulty keeping and storing without diversion, and suitable alternatives make it a footnote. The great breast surgeon, william halsted, was addicted through much of his career. ...Read more

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Will someone tell me the effects of cocaine?

Mental and physical: www.webmd.com/mental-health/cocaine-use-and-its-effects webmd examines Cocaine use, including how the illegal drug affects the body and brain. This brief article says it best. Happy holidays. ...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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Can you tell me is cocaine a recreational drug?

Cocaine: A recreational drug, be it legal, controlled, or illegal, is used with the intention of enhancing life (increasing euphoria, blocking unhappy memories, or creating pleasure). You can see that under that definition, Cocaine may be considered a recreational drug and it is illegal to possess or sell it. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are active chemicals in cocaine?

Could you tell me what are active chemicals in cocaine?

Cocaine: Benzoylmethylecgonine. It is a crystalline tropane alkaloid derived from the leaves of the coca plant. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is medical use for cocaine?

Topical anesthetic: Only as a topical anesthetic in a hospital setting in extremely rare situations. Best to stay away from it in all other circumstances given it's highly addictive nature. ...Read more