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A 46-year-old member asked:

can etomidate cause seizures in patients?

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Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
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.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Does etomidate cause seizures?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
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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.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Etomidate (tradenames , mode of action, phamacokinetics, pharmacological action, uses, side effects.), can you tell me this info?

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Dr. Cheryl Orr
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

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