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What are internal, damaging side effects of cocaine use?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
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In brief: Many harmful effects

Besides being highly addictive, Cocaine can do harm in many ways.
It is a powerful vasoconstrictor, & can cause a shortage of bloodflow & permanent damage to any organ/body part. Anxiety, agitation, paranoia, tremors, inability to sleep and mania or grandiosity are most common effects. Heart attack and stroke are deadliest. Fetuses, infants, children and teens can get brain damage w/ or w/o stroke.

In brief: Many harmful effects

Besides being highly addictive, Cocaine can do harm in many ways.
It is a powerful vasoconstrictor, & can cause a shortage of bloodflow & permanent damage to any organ/body part. Anxiety, agitation, paranoia, tremors, inability to sleep and mania or grandiosity are most common effects. Heart attack and stroke are deadliest. Fetuses, infants, children and teens can get brain damage w/ or w/o stroke.
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