Inhibits neurotransmitter reuptake at the nerve terminal
IV, nasal, oral administr...
Chest pain (angina)
Pleuritic chest pain:
Establish IV access
Chest pain may be ischemic.
Benzodiazepine therapy to control agitation
When drug is used as a “speedball” (combination of heroin and cocaine), a...
Altered mental status
Abnormal vital signs: Heart rate >100 bpm, diastolic BP >120 mm Hg, or hypotension
Cocaine-induced myocardial ischemia
Benzodiazepines are the 1st-line treatment for the sympathomimetic toxidrome from cocaine.
Avoid β-blockers in the hyperdynamic cocaine intoxicated patient.
Consider a broad differen...
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Jones JH, Weir WB. Cocaine-associate...
T40.5X1A Poisoning by cocaine, accidental (unintentional), init
T40.5X4A Poisoning by cocaine, undetermined, initial encounter
T40.5X2D Poisoning by cocaine, i...
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