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there is no immediate problem im researching the remedies for a cocaine overdose and there side effects
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Customer: i smoke cocaine and i want to know if i had a problem and went to the hospital what would the do? or give me and why
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

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The normal side effects of cocaine are increased body temperature, increased blood pressure and increased heart rate.

Dangerous symptoms of over dose may be developing heart attack, respiratory failure, stroke or seizures.

There is no specific antidote for cocaine overdose. You are treated symptomatically. Benzodiazepines are used when you have high heart rate, hypertension or seizures.

IV saline is given, and icing done if temperature is very high.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

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