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Short Communication - (2022) Volume 8, Issue 3

Medical Advantages and Disadvantages of Cocaine Drug
Alexander Glass*
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, USA
*Correspondence: Alexander Glass, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, USA, Email:

Received: 02-Mar-2022, Manuscript No. IPJDA-22-13166; Editor assigned: 04-Mar-2022, Pre QC No. IPJDA-22-13166 (PQ); Reviewed: 18-Mar-2022, QC No. IPJDA-22-13166; Revised: 23-Mar-2022, Manuscript No. IPJDA-22-13166 (R); Published: 30-Mar-2022, DOI: 10.36648/2471-853X.22.8.88


Cocaine is a refined alkaloid derived from coca leaves. Coca leaves grow on the Erythroxylum Coca plant, which is native to South America. Clinical specialists may use cocaine in a variety of methods throughout strategies or in the treatment of certain conditions. Cocaine is an extremely powerful sedative. When used as part of a patient’s treatment by a doctor, the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery deems cocaine to be a significant sedative and vasoconstricting specialist. Indeed, according to the group, “no other single medicine combines the sedative and vasoconstricting characteristics of cocaine.” Because cocaine and lidocaine are synthetic cousins, and lidocaine is used as a sedative during dental procedures, it seems evident that cocaine possesses sedative qualities [1].


Cocaine is also used in some procedures, such as the upper respiratory plot. Cocaine shrivels the mucosa or mucous membranes in addition to drowsiness and vasoconstriction of the upper respiratory tract. Cocaine is an effective arrangement when it comes to operations. This cocaine hydrochloride arrangement is available in three different fixations: 1%, 4%, or 10%. Because of the potential for poisoning, only 1% or 4% combinations are usually used. Cocaine is marketed in the city as a glassy powder. To increase its road worth, this powder is weakened or “cut” with sugars. Cocaine is also converted into break. Break is a yellow-white “rock” that can be scented or baked with baking soda. Powdered cocaine can be snorted or dissolved in water to create a solution that can be injected into veins. A break pipe is used to smoke or “freebase” break rock [2].

Cocaine is quickly retained throughout mucous films, including the linings of the nose and mouth, explaining why people who abuse the drug grunt or rub it on their gums. Cocaine damages the cerebrum by blocking dopamine reuptake at the “vibe wonderful” synapse. Cocaine also operates by preventing the reuptake of the synapses serotonin and norepinephrine, which contributes to the short-term rush or elation felt after intake. Cocaine produces rapture when consumed. Among the medication’s side effects include an increase in courage, caution, and wealth. It can also produce increased acuity, anxiety, irritability, and neurosis. Cocaine raises heart rate and blood pressure, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke [3].

Effective cocaine can be used as a local desensitising specialist to help with painful mouth or nose methods. Cocaine could be used in a medical procedure involving the nasal and lacrimal tubes. Cocaine’s genuine capacity for cardiovascular damage, glaucoma, and understudy broadening are substantial consequences of drug use. Cocaine’s therapeutic use has decreased since alternative designed adjacent sedatives like as benzocaine, proparacaine, lidocaine, and tetracaine have become more widely used. If vasoconstriction is required for a procedure the sedative is combined with a vasoconstrictor such as phenylephrine or epinephrine [4].


While executing techniques such as nasal searing, some otolaryngology (ENT) experts have been known to consume cocaine during training. In this case, broken cocaine is soaked in a cotton fleece bundle and placed in the nostril for 10-15 minutes prior to the procedure, performing the dual function of desensitising the area to be scorched as well as vasoconstriction. In any case, a fraction of the pre-owned cocaine might be eaten through the oral or nasal mucosa and provide fundamental effects when used in this manner. As Moffett’s solution, an elective approach for ENT medical procedure arrangement is combined with adrenaline and sodium bicarbonate.



Conflict of Interest

Authors declare no conflict of interest.


Citation: Glass A (2022) Medical Advantages and Disadvantages of Cocaine Drug. J Drug Abuse. 8:88.

Copyright: © Glass A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.