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A 49-year-old male asked:

Male w anxiety and taking xanax (alprazolam) on ocassion to sleep, and gastro says sedetion w propofol is less of a risk than concious sedetion. is that true?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Sedation: Really splitting hairs as Propofol is conscious sedation provided by an anesthesiologist.
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Yes: Its safer when administered by an anesthesia professional only.
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Not true,: Propofol can be a very dangerous drug if not administered and monitored properly.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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