Cocaine is a local anesthetic used to allow certain kinds of procedures or surgery to be done without causing pain. This drug can cause psychological dependence, and is prone to abuse which increases the chance of serious side effects such as heart or breathing failure.
Topical use of this drug is least likely to cause psychological dependence or other serious side effects. Serious side effects can occur with accelerated absorption and increased sensitivity to this drug. Cocaine is applied only by or under the immediate supervision of your healthcare professional.
Before taking this drug, the risks and benefits for your body should be discussed with your healthcare provider. Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
Due to increased sensitivity of the elderly to this drug, dizziness, lightheadedness, or fast or irregular heartbeats have been reported in the elderly. Adverse effects have been reported in animal studies but studies in pregnant women or animals are still inadequate.
Harmful effects to infants have been reported in studies of breastfeeding women. An alternative to this drug should be prescribed or you will be advised to stop breastfeeding while using this drug. Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as Dihydroergotamine, Phenelzine, Almotriptan, Amitriptyline, Amoxapine, Desvenlafaxine, Dolasetron, Donepezil, Fentanyl, Fluoxetine, Granisetron, Hyaluronidase, Hydroxytryptophan, Iobenguane I 123, Levomilnacipran, Lorcaserin, Meperidine, Mirtazapine, Palonosetron, Safinamide, St John's Wort, Tramadol, Trazodone, Vilazodone, Vortioxetine, or Ziprasidone.
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or non-prescription drugs. Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with magnesium is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects.
Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco. Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as cancer, chest pain, convulsions, fast or irregular heartbeat, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, liver disease, overactive thyroid, or Tourette's syndrome.
Side effects may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur.
Inform you healthcare provider immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms. Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention.
As your body adjusts to the drug, these side effects may eventually disappear. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
If any of the following side effects persists, or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional.
If any of the following side effects persists, or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.