A 33-year-old member asked:
How long is it supposed to it take for a anesthesia iv to take effect?
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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.
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Anesthesiology 31 years experience
30 seconds or less: The IV anesthetics take effect very quickly.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2015
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