Cocaine Intoxication

When used, cocaine causes the brain to release higher than normal amounts of some chemicals. These produce a sense of euphoria, or a “high.” Cocaine intoxication is a condition in which you’re not only high from using the drug, but you also have body-wide symptoms that can make you ill and impaired.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W045
Diagnosis: Cocaine Intoxication
US Patients: 15,000 deaths
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: 3M; 1F
Age Onset:
Brain Area: raises dopamine and serotonin in the nucleus accumbens
Symptoms: Can be a single big dose or more over time;
Progression: heart or kidney failure, stroke, hallucinations or delusions; death from overdose
Causes: Cocaine over-use or use over time.
Medications: propanolol, buprenorphine, naltrexone; benzodiazepine, nitric oxide, alpha and beta-blockers
Therapies: Bring back blood flow to the heart and brain


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