Cocaine topical Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 13, 2022.
For the Consumer
Applies to cocaine topical: topical solution
Topical route (Solution)
Not for injection or ophthalmic use.
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, cocaine topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking cocaine topical:
Less common or Rare
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or any mood or mental changes
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- general feeling of discomfort or illness
- hallucinations or seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
- headache (sudden)
- increased sweating
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of cocaine topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Loss of sense of taste or smell (after use in the nose or mouth)
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to cocaine topical: compounding powder, topical solution
Ocular side effects have included mydriasis. Sloughing of the corneal epithelium, clouding, pitting, and corneal ulceration have been reported.[Ref]
In general, most side effects are probably due to the high plasma drug levels resulting from excessive and rapid absorption of cocaine topical.[Ref]
More about cocaine topical
- Drug interactions
- Dosage information
- During pregnancy or Breastfeeding
- Reviews (1)
- Drug class: topical anesthetics
Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Cocaine Hydrochloride (cocaine topical)." Mallinckrodt Medical Inc (2003):
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.