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Cocaine Effects and Facts

( COC )

Cut-Off Levels (ng/mL)
Window of Detection
100, 150, 200, 300 ng/mL (Urine) 1 Hr. - 4 Days (Urine)
20, 50 ng/mL (Saliva) Up to 24 Hrs. (Saliva)

What is Cocaine? 

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that derives from coca leaves native to South America. The common form of cocaine is produced through a series of chemical processes involving very harmful substances and is now illegally distributed throughout the world. Cocaine was used in its earliest days as a medical remedy but has now become one of the most popular among recreational drug users due to the intense euphoric effects. It has short lasting rapid on set effects that can appear within 10 minutes after use and last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

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How is it Used?

Cocaine can be crushed into powder and insufflated nasally, mixed with water and injected, or smoked and is often mixed with other drugs like opioids, known as speedballing. Due to its highly addictive properties the potential for abuse and repetitive use is common among users.

What Does it Look Like?

White powdery substance.

Common Symptoms

Constricted Blood Vessels
Dilated Pupils
Raised Body Temperature & Blood Pressure
Faster Heartbeat
Tremors & Muscle Twitches
Extreme Happiness & Energy
Mental Alertness
Hypersensitivity to Sight, Sound, & Touch

What Are the Effects?

Depending on it is taken the effects of cocaine can vary. When injected users describe a “rush” of euphoria with short lasting rapid on set effects whereas when cocaine is insufflated or inhaled the “rush” is much lesser and on set effects can take within 10-15 minutes to occur. The short lasting stimulant effects of cocaine lead to frequent and habitual use. Other effects such as erratic behavior, anxiety and paranoia have been associated with the use of cocaine.

Detecting Cocaine

Both urine and saliva tests can successfully detect cocaine in the bloodstream, but the window of detection may vary. A salvia test is only accurate up to 24 hours out while a urine test can detect cocaine up to 4 days after consumption. At Teststock, we carry many tests capable of detecting the presence of cocaine. Our products include urine cup tests, urine dip tests, and saliva tests.

Legal Status

Schedule II substance under U.S. Controlled Substance Act. Cocaine solutions can be used in a medical to reduce bleeding in the mouth, throat and mucus membranes although is rarely uses as there are much better options for such purposes.