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What are the dangers of cocaine? Is the effect different for women?

What are the dangers of cocaine? Is the effect different for women?

Many, and the same: Cocaine increases heart rate and blood pressure, and can cause stroke and heart attacks, heart arrhythmias and chest pain. It can precipitate psychotic behaviors (hallucinations, paranoia, delusions) and increases aggression and violence. It damages the nose when snorted, the lungs when smoked, and if used IV is associated with spreading/catching aids, hepatitis and other infections. Same in both. ...Read more

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Is meth or cocaine more dangerous?

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Is meth or cocaine more dangerous?

Meth/Cocaine: Both are high on the scale of Dangerous. ...Read more

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How are cocaine and heroin withdrawal different?

Differences: Cocaine results in irritability, depression, anxiety. Heroin withdrawal results in anxiety, restlessness, diarrhea, muscle aches, and flu like symptoms. ...Read more

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In what ways are meth and cocaine similar and different?

In what ways are meth and cocaine similar and different?

Pretty similar: Meth and Cocaine are both stimulant illicit drugs. They both can raise blood pressure, heart rate and the risk for heart attacks and strokes. They can also cause psychotic symptoms. The effects of meth can last for days, whereas the effects of Cocaine are very intense and usually last only several minutes. ...Read more

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Is mixing cocaine and Advil (ibuprofen) dangerous?

Yes: Mixing cocaine with anything or for that matter using cocaine at all can be dangerous. If you have difficulty stopping using, help is available. Contact your local Narcotics, Cocaine or Alcoholics anonymous chapter or the substance abuse hotline 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How are the effects of cocaine and crystal meth different?

How are the effects of cocaine and crystal meth different?

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 more

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Any advice? I have started using cocaine a few times a week how dangerous and addictive is it?

Any advice? I have started using cocaine a few times a week how dangerous and addictive is it?

Cocaine: Firstly you should have not started using this. Use of this illicit molecule alters brain chemistry permanently and is highly addictive. It is very dangerous. You will get to a point of no return even if you try because the altered brain chemistry drives you to find more and use more cocaine. It also affects many body systems. ...Read more

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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

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I did 2.5 grams of cocaine. Stupid choice. I have a metabolite test in 9 days. Female 145lbs.active...will it show up?

I did 2.5 grams of cocaine.  Stupid choice.  I have a metabolite test in 9 days.   Female 145lbs.active...will it show up?

Its time to get help: At this point in your life,the smaller issue is whether or not a test with be positive.For some tests,9 days is outside the window of detection,but its impossible to say.It would be better to see an Addiction specialist,a therapist &join a support gp to address the real reasons behind your use.If your only worry is to"outsmart the test"your underlying problem w/recreational use will be reinforced ...Read more

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I know a colleague who is 60 years old and still uses cocaine from time to time. Hes also a type 2 diabetic. Isnt this extremely dangerous?

I know a colleague who is 60 years old and still uses cocaine from time to time. Hes also a type 2 diabetic. Isnt this extremely dangerous?

Cocaine is: dangerous, as is Type II diabetes. Put them together and you have the perfect storm for lots more problems. Type II diabetes is a disorder of lifestyle and can be reversed w/work. Please be supportive w/out preaching to your friend. He may want to start w/seeing his doc or a nutritionist. Once he begins to feel improvement or see it in lab results it may motivate him to deal w/cocaine. Peace ...Read more

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