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Ko-drop: “It can lead to a deep coma”

WORLD: How do you know if you may have just been knocked out?

Florian Eyer: In higher amounts, one initially experiences a kind of “foggy” state, a feeling of being befuddled. Sedation also occurs 10 to 20 minutes after administration. In this state, patients are ultimately compliant. They are no longer able to defend themselves and can no longer steer or control the situation at will. A deep coma can also occur.

WORLD: Is it possible to tell afterwards whether a film tear is caused by alcohol or the drops?

eyes: Especially about retrograde amnesia. When patients are intoxicated and collapse, they usually have a memory up to about the time they collapse. With knockout drops it is often different.

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