Cocaethylene: A current understanding of the active metabolite of cocaine and ethanol

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Abstract

Cocaine and ethanol abuse remains a major problem in our society. The active metabolite of the co-ingestion of cocaine and ethanol, cocaethylene, has been reported recently. This active and potentially toxic metabolite has enormous implications for emergency physicians. This article is a brief review of the current understanding of cocaethylene and its role as a serious toxin in the practice of emergency medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-490
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cocaethylene
  • cocaine
  • cocaine metabolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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