Emergency management of cocaine intoxication. Counteracting the effects of today's 'favorite drug'

J. K. Lobl, L. D. Carbone

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Abstract

The toxic effects of cocaine are becoming more widely recognized as the popularity of the drug increases. Although overdose is usually fatal, treatment is available for users who experience agitation, seizure, arrhythmias, severe hypertension, or other side effects. Hospital admission is often necessary to allow monitoring of the acute situation. Initial management involves standard life-support measures. Therapeutic agents are given, as appropriate, both to control acute reactions and to counteract continuing toxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-162+165-166
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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