My neuro surgeon (NS) put me on Cipro and Keppra to start my recovery at home. Within days I developed severe tendonitis and a visit to my GP revealed that it is a classic effect of Cipro and so she switched that med to extra strength Tylenol and the problem went away. Then I developed significantly swollen legs and upon research and subsequent discussion with my NS he switched me to Dilantin; now I don't sleep very well and still have the swelling! My online research also tells me that Dilantin should not be taken with Prednisone which I take at 10mg daily for my Peripheral Neuropathy.
Users typically insufflate (snort) or first dissolve in solution, then inject powdered cocaine . However, people who use crack typically smoke the substance. While uncommon, crack can also be dissolved in aqueous solution and injected, similarly to its powdered counterpart. Smoking the drug produces a faster, more intense high than snorting does because it reaches the bloodstream and brain more quickly. However, the effects of smoking cocaine are shorter in duration, lasting only 5 to 10 minutes verses 15 to 30 minutes for insufflated powder.