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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
16 years experience Anesthesiology
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.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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