How are hypoventilation syndromes affected by alcohol and substance misuse?

Updated: Jul 22, 2021
  • Author: Jazeela Fayyaz, DO; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Alcohol and many illicit substances are known respiratory depressants. Their use in patients with hypoventilation syndromes may lead to coma and death. [20]


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