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How much time does does a person sleep on 20 ml propofol?

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Completely: asleep but start to wear off in few minutes
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
How long it will take to wear off depends on a lot of factors: the person's age and weight are major ones.
May 26, 2014
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Varies a lot!: Patients who are already on sedative medications (Valium, Xanax) or who consume alcohol tend to metabolize meds faster. Youth and size also make a difference--the larger you are, the less effect a given quantity of med will have. Older patients take longer to recover. 20 ml or 200 mg of Propofol will induce sleep in almost every adult, but how long it lasts can vary a lot.
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Most of the elimination of propofol after this dose is from distribution, metabolism not involved
May 26, 2014
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Variable: As the others said it is variable depending no your weight, medications, any competing sedatives, intoxication, stimulants etc. That dose will induce unconsciousness in the majority of persons and probably last around 10-15 minutes. Again this isn't sleep it is controlled unconsciousness

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