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Is Cocaine ingestion fatal?

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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe

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Posted on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 in Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
Question: My friend died from indigestion of cocaine and alcohol. Does this mean he swallowed the cocaine?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 20 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

No, this doesn't mean he swallowed the cocaine. Swallowed cocaine is not fatal. More likely he snorted or injected it, resulting in his heart going into vasospasm, leading to a heart attack and death.

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