Friday, November 29, 2013

How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System?

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Cocaine (also called and known as coke, coc, candy, snow, flake, and candy) is a very strong stimulant drug.

Like most of other drugs, cocaine can be detected in hair, blood, and urine from just a few hours to several months after it was consumed. How long does cocaine stay in your system? This depends on many factors, such as your age, state of health, cocaine dose, consumption form, duration and frequency of use, body mass, tolerance limit, metabolic rate, addiction to other drugs, etc.

How long does cocaine stay in your system, particularly URINE?

Cocaine can be detected in urine for 24 hours after a single oral dose and up to 4-8 hours after a single nasal dose.

Benzoylecgonine (a breakdown product of cocaine) can be detected in urine for 22 days after repeated use of cocaine and up to 60 hours after a single use.

However, the exact dose and time of cocaine consumption are not determined with the help of urine tests.

How long does cocaine stay in your system, particularly BLOOD?

Actually, cocaine blood tests are rather expensive. Cocaine in blood can be detected from just a few minutes up to 5-6 hours after a single dose.

How long does cocaine stay in your system, particularly HAIR?

In hair, cocaine can be detected 8 hours after a single use (sometimes, only after 7-10 days). Cocaine can stay in hair for months until it is cut. Hair tests, as well as urine tests, do not give reliable results as to the amount of cocaine consumed and the time of its use.

Some info about cocaine testing:
  • Remember, home cocaine detection kits are actually not reliable.
  • You won’t remove cocaine from your hair by coloring or bleaching the hair, using regular or special shampoos.
  • You can’t cheat by adding substances to your urine. This can be easily detected in a laboratory.

According to some other sources, heavy users get a negative test (for benzoylecgonine) after 8 days. Casual users who take cocaine 1 to 3 times a week get a negative test already after 5 days.

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