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How long is it supposed to it take for a anesthesia iv to take effect?

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Dr. Foead Geula
A Verified Doctoranswered
18 years experience
It depends: There are many different IV anesthetic agents with different onset times. Most agents take effect within seconds to minutes of entering your bloodstream.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
30 seconds or less: The IV anesthetics take effect very quickly.

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