What is benzoylecgonine?

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Benzoylecgonine is a compound used in topical analgesic medications, and is also the primary metabolite of cocaine.

When a urinalysis is done to test for the presence of cocaine in the system, the presence of benzoylecgonine is the indicator being tested for. If a person has used cocaine, benzoylecgonine is usually cleared from the system after 5 days, but for long-time users of cocaine, the metabolite may be detected for a longer period of time. A urine level of 300 nanograms per milileter of benzoylecgonine is considered a positive result for cocaine use.
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Benzoylecgonine is produced by the liver after metabolizing the drug cocaine and subsequently is excreted in urine. Believe it or not, a few cities in Europe have actually measured
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It is a metabolite (breakdown product) of cocaine.
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Variant: BZ A primary metabolite of cocaine, used in drug testing. It can be detected in the urine up to 48 hours after taking cocaine. BZ is tested for by immunoassay or by gas chromatography
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Benzoylecgonine can stay in your system any where from one to five days - the difference in the number of days depends on how long you have been taking the drug. ...
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