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Could you really die of propofol?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: Propofol has reportedly been approved in some areas (i.e. Missouri department of corrections) to use as an ingredient for lethal injections in death penalty cases. High doses of Propofol can cause respiratory arrest.
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Dr. Benjamin Sanidad Jr
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
As in any other potent drugs, yes! Patients are to be monitored continuously by trained physicians or nurses.
Jan 27, 2014
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: Like everything in life, the dose matters! High doses, inability to deal with the complications, lack of monitoring and other reasons can lead to death when somebody receives propofol. Propofol is one of the most common drugs that anesthesiologists give their patients everyday and the patients are fine throughout the entire world.
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