Cocaine alone is dangerous and can cause a heart attack. Cocaine, a stimulant, raises blood pressure and makes the heart beat faster. But it decreases the blood supply to the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply the heart with oxygen.
Cocaine is also particularly dangerous when combined with alcohol.
Combining cocaine and Viagra can cause a life-threatening, excruciatingly painful condition called an aortic dissection, or tear in the wall of the body’s main artery. This causes blood to bleed into the blood vessel wall – instead of flowing out to the body – which deprives the brain and extremities of oxygen.
That, in turn, can cause a stroke. People with this condition can also lose a leg.
Adding the club drug ecstasy, which is often taken to boost a sexual experience, only increases the risks from Viagra-like drugs. Combining ecstasy with alcohol and Viagra can cause serotonin syndrome, causing confusion, seizures and a high body temperature. That, in turn, also can lead to stroke.