Neuropharmacology & Neurotherapeutics
Coma due to drug intoxication
Drug intoxication should be suspected in any patient presenting with extreme drowsiness and coma-altered mental state without another overt etiology. Both therapeutic and recreational drugs can produce a comatose state, either as a desired effect such as with anesthetic medications, or due to inappropriate administration, overdose, toxic side effects, or idiopathic reaction.
May. 15, 2021