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Coma Cocktail

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

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Description:

The premise of the coma cocktail is to give a group of treatments to a patient presenting with unexplained coma, often before assessing the patient. Such "shotgun" therapy may have a role in some situations, but it can result in added expense and risk of adverse reactions for no benefit to the patient.

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