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Evaluation of a Patient for Concurrent Use of Cocaine and Alcohol Including Measurement of Cocaethylene

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Patients who abuse cocaine often abuse ethanol at the same time. Cocaethylene is a metabolite formed when both drugs are taken at the same time. Patients who abuse both cocaine and alcohol concurrently are at increased risk for traumatic injury.

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