How is cocaine toxicity treated?

Updated: Sep 01, 2018
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, LLB(c); Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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The general objectives of pharmacotherapeutic intervention in cocaine toxicity are to reduce the CNS and cardiovascular effects of the drug. These are accomplished by using benzodiazepines initially and then controlling clinically significant tachycardia and hypertension while simultaneously attempting to limit deleterious drug interactions.


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