Highlights for cocaine
cocaine Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- confused, excitable, nervous, or restless
- fever or chills
- irregular heartbeat
- nausea, vomiting
- numbness, pain, or tingling
- stomach pain
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- loss of taste or sense of smell
- runny or stuffy nose
cocaine May Interact with Other Medications
Interactions are not expected.
How to Use cocaine
This medicine is used in a hospital or clinic. It is given by a health-care professional before surgery or other procedure.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
- heart problems
- an unusual or allergic reaction to cocaine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This does not apply.
After use of this medicine, the treated areas will be numb for some time. If your mouth is numb, do not chew gum or food until the numbness wears off. Tell your doctor or health care professional if the numbness does not wear off within a few hours.
If you are scheduled for routine blood or urine testing for possible drug abuse, cocaine may be present for several days after use.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Last Updated: March 23, 2009