Anesthesia in Cocaine addicters: the risks of chemical interactions

Anestesia em dependentes de Cocaína: os riscos das interações medicamentosas

Authors

  • Erika Amorim Melo Moreira
  • André Carvalho Gonçalves
  • Elisardo Corral Vasquez
  • Kelly Ribeiro Mouro Barboza
  • Pedro Henrique Cassaro Lirio
  • João Magnago Santos

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34119/bjhrv5n4-122

Keywords:

anesthesiology, Cocaine, drug interaction, psychotropic drugs, elective surgery

Abstract

The interaction between cocaine and anesthetic drugs has been known since 1884, when it was first used for the treatment of morphine addiction and as local anesthetic. Due to the large number of users of the substance, the interaction with anesthetic drugs has been frequent and it has been seen that many drugs have their effects altered in the presence of cocaine. Through bibliographical survey in PubMED and CrossRef, aiming to highlight the risks of this interaction and conduct in cases of elective surgeries in these patients, we conducted this study and verified that so many drugs have to be avoided due to their interaction effects, but in the absence of clinical signs of intoxication, screening becomes ineffective.

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Published

2022-07-28

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