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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
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How much time will symptoms of a cocaine overdose last?

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
34 years in practice
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What are some of the symptoms of some one on cocaine.?

Dr. Frederick Coville
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What are some of the symptoms of some one on cocaine.?

Behavior changes: Someone might be using if they show some of the following: they seem more energetic, loud, funny and excited when they are normally more reserved. They may have a runny nose, they touch their nose often and excuse themselves to go to the restroom frequently. Cocaine is a very "selfish" drug, and users need to "top up" a lot, leading to frequent "disappearances" in social settings. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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How do I cope with withdraw symptoms of cocaine ?

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
44 years in practice
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Supportive treatment: Strictly speaking, it isn't a withdrawal syndrome or more cocaine would help it, and it DOESN'T. It is really a discontinuation syndrome due to dopamine depletion, with excessive sleeping, eating, depression, anxiety and irritability, initially with little or no cocaine craving (and even distaste for cocaine) and later increasing craving. GET HELP TO NOT RE-START from an addiction specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
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I smelled cocaine last night (did not snort) and now i'm starting to feel symptoms. Help!?

Dr. Stuart Wasser
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
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See below: I am not sure what's bothering you but i doubt it is cocaine. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Richard Malen
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What happens once you have cocaine overdose?

Dr. Richard Malen
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Cocaine overdose-- is there anyway I can get him to feel better soon?

Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
38 years in practice
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Can someone tell me the symptoms of cocaine withdrawal?

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
38 years in practice
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Depression: The major symptom of Cocaine withdrawal is depression (sometimes called the crash). ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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How do you help someone when they think they are having a cocaine overdose?

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
38 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Edward Smith
Board Certified, Neurology
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What does cocaine overdose feel like?

Dr. Edward Smith
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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What is the definition or description of: cocaine overdose?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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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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