A 19-year-old male asked:
how common is it for propofol to cause complications during surgery?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Very uncommon: When used properly by a trained anesthesiologist the risk of complications from Propofol are very rare. True problems only arise when it is used off market for things it is not meant for (such as a sleep aid) and/or it is administered by someone with out the proper training.
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Pain Management 36 years experience
Recommended: Propofol is routinely used for oral surgery and is also used in critically ill patients. Propofol has been shown in clinical studies to be a safe agent.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Is diprivan accessible to anyone having surgery?
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Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: On your anesthesiologists preference.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
I'm reading on propofol and it being safe to use during surgery, is this true?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Transplant Surgery 39 years experience
In appropriate place: Propofol is an extremely fast acting drug that is commonly used today. It requires full monitoring by a highly trained anesthesia professional. Under those circumstances it is a very valuable asset in the range of options for patient management. The problems with michael jackson were the lack of monitoring and the inappropriate use.
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