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suboxone and anesthesia

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Dr. Samuel Bayles
18 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Most likely: you need to let the GI team know and decide with your Suboxone provider when to stop it. I'm not an expert in what they use for sedation, my guess is ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Dental Anesthesia: You should have no issues with local anesthesia, and that's all you probably need for the root canal treatment. Discuss your full medical history with ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
21 years experience in Anesthesiology
Surgery: Yes. Inform your anesthesiologist of your dosage and regimen.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Doubtful: That doesn't sound right. I would ask for a preop anesthesia consultation, often a routine at many hospitals, and ask the nurse practitioner or anesth ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
At certain doses..: Narcotics and benzodiazepines can work together to suppress your breathing, which would be bad. However small amounts of each works well together for ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
20 years experience in Geriatrics
No: Respiratory therapists are not involved with the administration of anesthesia. You may be think of certified nurse anesthetists.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
45 years experience in Addiction Medicine
High methadone dose: Many treatment facilities are reluctant to detox someone off of methadone until they have self tapered down to 30mg or so.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Talk to your doctor : You need close medical supervision if on this combination of medication. Sedation and respiratory suppression are the main concerns. Don't do it alone ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Anesthesia : There should be no problem with your procedure. Make sure they know what medications you are taking. Colonoscopies while on medications such as your ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
NO: Iv sedation with nitrous oxide will keep you unaware of the procedure, and you'll be unaware of the first hour or so of recovery, as well. Good luck.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Goldman
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
Several: All are still options but spinal or epidural may have lower chance of ponv if opiates are not used, and the epidural could be continued post-op to rep ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
16 years experience in Anesthesiology
1 vs many drugs: Versed sedation is used when there is a procedure with minimal surgery or when local is used a lot. There is a relative high incidence (compared with ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No, though sedation: Plus local can allow proper surgical care. I have done many rhinoplasties under local plus sedation in years past, but do most all of them now under t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience in Dentistry
No: If you are taking methadone, you are having drug dependency problems. You should limit you exposure to most drugs. Unless there is a reason, you sho ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Yes. Most oral surgeons utilize IV sedation in their offices.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Nothing is 100% safe: But, this is not something you need to fret over. Dentist w/ experience in the pediatric population are very experienced and - next to a parent - they ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
See below: Buprenorphine at eight mgs may not be sufficient to fully block any full agonist although it will increase the amount needed to obtain a desired effec ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Opiate addiction: Suboxone may be used as a maintenance medication to support recovery from opiate addiction.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Discuss options : Topical Cocaine was used initially (halstead), and was eventually replace by lidocaine. The other options include sedation or anesthesia. If you have ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
21 years experience in Anesthesiology
Sedation: No, sedatives need not be used whenever local anesthetics are administered. Anesthesia should be tailored to the surgery and patient's physiology. It ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
No answer: It is really doctor dependent and individual choice.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
39 years experience in Anesthesiology
Can't be done: The new formulations are taper resistant to prevent this.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Magro
12 years experience in Psychiatry
Other meds: Other meds are used for symptomatic relief. Clonidine for restlessness, Bentyl (dicyclomine) for stomach cramps, Flexeril for muscle cramps, etc. An ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: Both can be tough to come off unless weaned off in an extremely gradual manner.
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