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Medicine For Cocaine Overdose
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
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
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
Yes: Cocaine overdose would be shortly after ingestion of the drug and can be dangerous, especially to the heart and brain. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I overdosed many times on meth and cocaine from 2009-2011. Ever since, I get panic attacks during sleep. I quit drugs in 2011. Are they related?
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
Most likely...: Most likely not. Depending on how heavy use, and other personal factors, besides of course what methods of detection are used. The best way to achieve a clean tox screen is to get clean. Do not use drugs, get detox if needed (call na hotline or 1855 detox 00, or ask your dr). Good luck. ...Read more
Very Unsafe.: Both Cocaine and ecstasy can stimulate. Too much ecstasy can cause palpitations, chest pain, heart attack, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, be toxic to the heart, angina pectoris, destruction of blood vesselscoma, organ failure, coma and death. I wouldn't add Cocaine to that mix. All of these drugs are dangerous - in combination even worse! ...Read more
They've always been: There were actually a greater proportion of our population using opiates and Cocaine at the turn of the 20th century (the late 19th century and early 20th) than there are now. Actually, these drugs are much less expensive than they used to be, with heroin being available for as little as $3 a bag (about 20 mg/heroin) and Cocaine at $25/gram. Abuse of prescription opiates has increased heroin use. ...Read more
IT WILL BE DETECTED: The Cocaine will be detected.Get a more detailed answer ›
It could happen: Depends on the purity of the Cocaine and the person's tolerance for it -- plus other ongoing medical issues the person may have. Can be very dangerous all the way ''round. ...Read more
Can a use of cocaine or any illegal drugs before 18 cause body mental development croissance problem?
Illegal drugs: At any age can cause physical and mental problems. The younger the developing central nervous system (brain and spinal column) the more at risk one can be. Best to avoid them all and look to healthy ways to cope and recover such as exercise, good diet, positive outlook. 12 step programs help many folks. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Cocaine is a very bad drug to be addicted to, but what is considered "chronic use" in your opinoin....
I share your opinion that Cocaine is a very bad drug to be addicted to.
Chronic use indicates:
long term use
craving to use
desire to use more amount
continued use despite harmful effects.. ...Read more
What can happen if I take cocaine? I am on Suboxone 8mg per day. Will mixing these two drugs be dangerous?
Don't: I'm assuming you have a history of opioid dependence, since you're taking suboxone. The answer to your question is, please don't use cocaine. At the very least, it will decrease your impulse control and make you more likely to relapse on opioids. Please share this with your clinician so you can get more help for substance use. ...Read more
I did a gram of cocaine around 11:30p.m. on Friday night good chance I have to take a drug test on Monday afternoon. Can I still pass?
Not ok: This site is not answer such questions. Cocaine is illegal. ...Read more
Hi. I did two small lines of cocaine 14 days ago and got drug tested (urine) today. Do you think I will be okay? I'm not a frequent user.
I don't think you: Are doing ok. You have anorexia and depression and despite that - you are using cocaine. You are playing with fire. Regardless of you do on the urine drug screen- I think you are making some very poor choices. I find it telling that you listed Cocaine as your medication. ...Read more
I took a half gram of cocaine on monday night and have to take a drug test on friday..... Will I be clean... Can I do anything to get it out faster?
Cocaine?: In u case about 72 hours. But I can't help to ask if u having a test to do, does this make common sense?! ...Read more
I did around a gram of cocaine Thursday night a little alchol was consumed. I took a drug test Wednesday. After 6 days will I pass? I'm 19 5'8 140
Cocaine: Would be out of your system if you have not used again. ...Read more
My 16 year old son is diagnosed with odd and he's been using drugs for the last six months including marajuana cocaine and ectasy, where to get help.
Is he in to school?: That would be the 1st place to get a recommendation for help when it comes to substance abuse in my opinion. Then, you can simply look up your local agency where you live for places like Narcotics Anonymous, NA and they can recommend other choices. There are inpatient facilities that will take your son as well. Your local courthouse may have suggestions for you as well. ...Read more
I'm 22yrs old. 240lbs 5'8. I did less than 0.1g of cocaine. I get drug tested in 12days. My question is will the by product benzoylecgonine show on test?
One day: I don't mean to lecture you, but you should not be using Cocaine to begin with and then coming on a forum of doctors asking if you'll pass a drug test. The best test way to pass is no avoid it. Depending on the type of test being performed, it will be detected. Don't play with your health & future. ...Read more
Overdosing?: If considering overdosing on anything, please stop and talk with someone. You can call 911, go to an er, or even call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-talk (8255), the latter will connect you with local resources. Using Cocaine or meth is extremely dangerous -- either can induce heart attack or stroke with one dose. Please get help. ...Read more
Extremely difficult: It is a highly addictive drug which ruins countless lives daily. Despite billions of dollars spent on the war on drug, the demand remains high, reason being that the drug is addictive and hard to stop. ...Read more
Inhalation: The nose has a very rich blood supply, when a substance like Cocaine is snorted, its delivery to the system is almost as fast as IV or smoking. It goes quickly to the brain, producing its typical effects. ...Read more
What sorts of medicine should be prescribed to a person who stopped taking cocaine. What could help by cravings?
Stimulants: Thus far, the combination of cognitive behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy has elicited the best results for treating Cocaine dependence. The use of stimulant medications for the treatment of Cocaine dependence has shown some promising results, but there is not yet a proven drug treatment that has shown consistent efficacy. ...Read more