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i've heard barbiturates are dangerous for iv sedation, do they still use these in the us?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes the are used: If used by an expert, they are good sedating drugs used for anasthesia and for controlling severe seizures. They are safe when used by the experts in their use.
Dr. John Sampson
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
Barbiturates: Barbiturates are only rarely used for IV sedation and are only used by very few people. Thirty years ago the situation was different.

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