This compound can be found in medical products as a topical muscle relaxer, aesthetic or to relieve a muscle pain. It is also a metabolite that is created in the liver after drug use. In particular the use of cocaine, making it the main compound tested for cocaine use during drug screenings.
The legality of this compound is in the grey area. Cocaine is a schedule II drug, but the metabolite is not the drug, it’s a by-product of its use. So detection of actual use is impossible, as its already a metabolite. But the use of cocaine and cocaine based drugs like crack is detected, through this compound.
If you have a drug that actually contains that compound, it is illegal. Having a detectable amount of benzoylecgonine in your system is not necessarily illegal. This by default can make benzoylecgonine a controlled or scheduled substance. Its will fall under a schedule II, cocaine classed drug.
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This metabolite is almost a fingerprint for coke use. Only a very small amount of prescription drugs contain Benzoylecgonine. Some may use a similar compound that should not trigger false positives. As far as illegal drugs, there is also only a handful that will metabolize into this compound.
Because Benzoylecgonine can be found in these medications, there is a small possibility of a false positive when tested:
* Esterom – Used to ease muscle pain * Lidocaine – A topical muscle pain reliever * Novocaine – Topical anesthetic usually used for dental procedures
As a rule, any medications that end with “Caine”, are based off of Coke. Other examples are, Xylocaine, Marcaine, Sensorcaine, Carbocaine, etc..
There may be some confusion with different drugs illicit or prescribed. Some believe that these compound will cause a false positive for cocaine use. This is completely not the case. Although, if tested they will trigger drug use. It will be because of the detection of completely different compounds.
An example would be benzodiazepines. This benzo is not the same and its detection has nothing to do with cocaine use. This is actually an indicator of:
As you can see, any medication ending with “Pam” will trigger detection of benzodiazepines. So to clear any complications, Benzoylecgonine and benzodiazepines are not the same, they are completely different compounds.
Other completely different drugs, Adderall, flexeril, Xanax, ritalin, morphine, oxycodone, etc will not trigger detection from benzoylecgonine, but they will trigger a positive for other drug compounds.
A metabolite is the by product created as your body metabolism breaks down a drug. But this is not limited to drugs, anything metabolised produces metabolites. The metabolite of a drug is in the body for a longer period than the active substance itself. Cocaine is broken down into two main metabolites, which then start to convert four others.
Once a person consumes coke it’s quickly metabolised into Ecgonine methyl ester (EME) and Benzoylecgonine (BE). Within the first two hours EME is further broken down into Ecgonine than eliminated. BE takes a longer route and is slowly broken down to its counterparts, Benzoylecgonine (NBE), p-HydroxyBenzoylecgonine and m-HydroxyBenzoylecgonine. Because Benzoylecgonine takes longer to eliminate, makes it a better metabolite for drug detection.
The benzoylecgonine detection window is starts 2 hours after use and can last up to 6 days to a month
The half life depends on amount used and how it was used. Cocaine itself has a very short half life of less than a half hour. The half life of benzoylecgonine, the detectable metabolite is around six hours. The way it was ingested makes a big difference. Even though the half life of this compound is only about 6 hours, that is when snorted.
Benzoylecgonine Drug Testing
Since cocaine is a commonly abused drug any 5 panel drug test kit will check test for Benzoylecgonine. This means almost all drug test, unless specify stated test for the presence of Benzoylecgonine. At home drug test kit are cheap and as reliable as any kit used by a lab. A 5 panel test kit checks for a standardized set of drugs in all cases.
The five drugs tested in a 5 panel are :
The 5 panel urine drug test can be a cup or a set of strips that are dipped into the urine. Results can be seen in as little as 5 to 10 minutes. There is of course a small chance or false positives depending on compound tested. With Cocaine or Marijuana the chanced of a false positive are very slim. This is because the metabolite for cocaine and marijuana is specific to those drugs.
Testing for benzoylecgonine is not limited to urine. Blood, saliva and hair samples can also be used for drug testing. Although the detection times do vary greatly, from an hour to three months after use.
Detection Time in Saliva:
The use of saliva drug testing is becoming more popular do to its intrusive nature and ease of use. A saliva sample can easily be obtained and the results can become available within 10 minutes. The cut off of detectable cocaine in a saliva test is about 20 ng/ml. The amount detected in saliva quickly drops after last use. It can also be diluted with various cleansing products. In most cases, Benzoylecgonine will not be detected in saliva after 24 to 48 hours of last use. The amount of time required depends on the person’s metabolism and habits. In most cases, one time use of cocaine is not visible in saliva tests after a window of 12 to 24hrs.
Detection Time in Urine:
The detection of benzoylecgonine metabolite in urine can last for up to 6 days after last use. Levels will usually be elevated after 6 hours of cocaine or cocaine based medication use. Once it is in your system, the amount of time needed to shorten the half life depends on the individual tested. Since this is a water soluble drug, it can be flushed out quicker than other drugs. Cut-off levels for detection in urine is 150 ng to 300 ng depending on the lab.
A one time user can quickly flush out any metabolites within 3 days. This depends on metabolism and drinking habits. A heavy cocaine user can remain dirty for one week and up to one month after last use.
Benzoylecgonine Detection Time in Blood:
Once smoked, snorted or injected this metabolite quickly enters the blood system. Making it detectable in blood screenings. Once someone has used a related compound, benzoylecgonine blood levels spike within 2 hours after use. It then continues to metabolism into its other counterparts.
The total benzoylecgonine half life in blood is 2 to 6 hours after use. Once its has been naturally eliminated from the blood system, it remains detectable in urine for up to 6 days.
Hair Sample Detection:
Detection of cocaine use by hair sample was first discovered in the very early 80’s. The method of collecting a sample to test is similar to any other hair follicle drug test. A small group of hairs, about the circumference of a pencil are grouped together and cut as close to the scalp as possible. The sample is than sent of to the lab to be treated and tested.
From a hair sample as little as .03 ng of cocaine can be detected. Hair cut off levels are so small that they are measured in picograms or “pg” instead of ng. Because hair takes time to grow, any drug cannot be detected until about 7 to 10 days after use. Once the detectable portion of hair has grown out, it can remain detectable for 3 months unless cut off. 1.5 inches of hair can reveal 3 months of use.
You can flush benzoylecgonine from system by using a detox kit or by naturally allowing your body to eliminate it.
Natural Flush (slow)
The natural removal of this compound can take 6 days to a month depending on a person’s metabolism, habits and frequency of use. A one time user can flush out benzoylecgonine within 3 to 6 days by drinking plenty of fluids and staying active. This is because the body built up accumulation of this compound this makes removing benzoylecgonine from your system quick.
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Detox Kits For Cocaine (Faster)
If you are a heavy or regular user of cocaine you will have a tougher time getting benzoylecgonine out of your system. This is because the body has accumulated a higher amount of this metabolite and depending on frequency of use, may still be on the first phase of metabolising the drug.
Detoxification kits can help you speed up the process of clearing benzoylecgonine from urine and blood. Special methods are needed to remove it from the hair. This is because once it’s in your hair follicles its locked in. The only process known to detox or clean benzoylecgonine from hair is lengthy, involves a few steps and damages hair.