A 46-year-old member asked:
can etomidate cause seizures in patients?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Not known 2 cause Sz: Etomidate is used in inducing general anesthesia. One of the most authorities sources on medications, lexi drugs states: "neuromuscular ; skeletal: myoclonus (33%), transient skeletal movements, uncontrolled eye movements". Therefore, it is safe to say that etomidate is not known to cause seizures.
4645 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 48-year-old member asked:
Does etomidate cause seizures?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Neurology 39 years experience
Etomidate&seizures: Yes there has been reports of seizures--but the answer is usually much more complex
only a few people will get seizures, while most people will not get seizures, so other factors play a role.
5874 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
Etomidate (tradenames , mode of action, phamacokinetics, pharmacological action, uses, side effects.), can you tell me this info?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Briefly: Etomidate=Amidate, hypnotic agent used in general anesthesia and brief sedation. It works by altering specific brain receptors (GABA). We use it when we need to have stable or increased heart rate and blood pressure at the beginning of anesthesia (a time when those things can drop quite a bit with other drugs). So, we use for people with certain heart disease, blood loss, trauma, critically ill
4041 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 25, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.