A member asked:

Does marijuana use have any interaction with general anesthesia? i use once a day and having vsg tomorrow.

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Probably not: A check of various drug interaction registries shown no interaction with a commonly used general anesthetic gas. However, atropine is an agent used in some forms during anesthesia and the cannabis increases risk of dizziness, etc. Which should not matter.There are many OTC meds that have interactions and some that might be prescribed by your doc. A confidential discussion (with doc) would be wise.

Answered 12/15/2015



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