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Short Term Effects

Short-Term Effects of Cocaine Use

In the short term, cocaine can cause:

  • Talkativeness and sociability.
  • Extreme mental alertness.
  • Nervousness and jumpiness.
  • Anxiety, especially about being caught using.
  • Irritability.
  • Paranoia.
  • Diminished decision-making ability.
  • Insomnia.
  • Tremors and dizziness.
  • Muscle twitches and spasms.
  • Lost self-control.
  • Violent behavior.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Constricted blood vessels.
  • Dilated pupils.
  • Decreased appetite.
  • Abdominal pain and nausea.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Fever.
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Impotence combined with excessive interest in sex.
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