Fish scale coke
Fish scale coke. The typical cocaine that is bought on the street is a white or slightly off-white powder that is bitter when tasted and it causes numbness in the mouth and tongue. High-potency cocaine is pearly white in appearance. Because of its iridescent shine, it is called fish scale coke. This type of cocaine is much purer than regular coke. In fact, the cocaine that is typically sold on the street is only about 60% pure because of the additives that are cut into it. Fish scale cocaine is usually 90% pure, with far fewer additives. Fish scale coke
Because fish scale cocaine is a purer form of the drug that doesn’t have as many additives, or adulterants, mixed in, it is more expensive than the typical cocaine sold on the streets.
Side effects of fish scale cocaine
Fish scale cocaine is purer, and therefore, much stronger than regular cocaine. That means that it is more dangerous, and the side effects can be much more severe. Some of the common symptoms and side effects of smoking pure cocaine are:
- Anxiety and paranoia
- Paranoid psychosis
- Raised heart rate
- Appetite loss
- Increased blood pressure
The euphoric feeling that cocaine produces and the short length of the high often cause users to use more and more. For inexperienced users, who have not developed a tolerance to the drug, this can lead to overdose and death. Additionally, long-term users are at risk of developing severe depression and suicidal ideations. This chronic depression has been known to last long after users get clean and sober.
Uses of fish scale cocaine
Topical cocaine can be used as a local numbing agent to help with painful procedures in the mouth or nose. Cocaine may be used for nasal and lacrimal duct surgery. The major disadvantages of this use are cocaine’s potential for cardiovascular toxicity, glaucoma, and pupil dilation.