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Is propofol dangerous?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No, if......: All medications can be dangerous if used inappropriately. However, if used correctly and within accepted guidelines, medications, including propofol, are considered safe and effective. Propofol should only be used by anesthesiologists who have been properly trained on its use.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Propofol: Is a potent medication that is very safe when used by the right people but pterwise dangerous. A doctor needs to be trained in resuscitation and airway management an have the right tools and meds available during use.
Dr. Alex Mompoint
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Propofol is...: Yes, propofol is a dangerous drug. It is lipid soluble, and is rapidly distributed to all tissues in the body. It could cause cardiac arrest, respiratory suppression, hypertension in early phase, hypotension, arrhythmia, seizures, anaphylactoid reactions, heart failure, pulmonary edema.

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What is propofol?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
General anesthetic: A commonly used general anesthetic that has "pop culture" connotations now due to the death of a pop icon. It is used in many situations, surgery suite, outpatient centers, er, ICU and ccu's and other specialized settings. It should only be used by someone specifically trained and credentialed in it's use and with all the supporting equipment and personnel needed to use it. Never for home use.

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