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Americaine Anesthetic Medication
Hi Mike!: Many different pharmaceuticals are used in anesthesia & it would take a book to answer this seemingly simple question. Your anesthesiologist knows which ones s'he uses and can avoid those that might interact with calcium channel blockers like nifedipine. So as long as s'he knows that you're taking nifedipine (and which form) and you take the last dose when advised, you'll be okay. ...Read more
The dentist may use anesthetic such as 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine. Would this interact/ have problems with my heart or BP medication.
Little concern: Stress form the procedure, particularly if you were not numb, would cause your body to release more Epinephrine then what is in the local anesthetic. That said I do try to error on the side of caution depending on the heart condition by not using the maximum dose( approximately 8 full injections) and breaking up multiple procedures over several appointments. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Very Few..: Very few actually precipitate (cause) seizures, although many anesthetic drugs and drugs administered in the "peri-operative . Period" do lower the seizure threshold. This might "increase" the possibility of a seizure if these drugs were given in unusually large amounts, which they rarely are...Narcotics, ketamine, anticholinergics, antihistamines, insulin, some antibiotics. No worry! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind of anesthetic is given for colonoscopies and endoscopies? gas or a drug or something else?
Avoid confusion: If we answer - even w/ good reason to believe what we say - and the service you use has another policy, you'll be unnecessarily confused and therefore..... The best thing is to ask them what they usually do and if they allow options. Also, use that opportunity to ask any other ?'s you have. Good luck! ...Read more
Expert opinions? What kind of kinds of drugs might be used to delay absorption of a local anesthetic?
Is there any contraindications anesthetic drug for patients with sleep apnea? I plan to do AF Ablation? generally use local or general anasthethic?
Will lumbar epidural shots containing lidocaine mylocaine and prilocaine with a local anesthetic show a false positive on a urine drug test?
What is the name of the anti inflammatory drug that is administered along with the anesthetic during wisdom teeth removal..Im not referring to advil (ibuprofen)?
Cocaine was and still is used as an anesthetic for throat or eye surgery, but it's harmful as a street drug. Why is this?
Rarely used: Cocaine is a great anesthetic for topical (surface) needs. In the U.S., it is so difficult to obtain legally that it is rarely used any more. When used as a street drug, it is used internally (not topically) either by inhalation or injection. It is highly addictive; some say that a single usage can cause addiction. That's scary. Topical use does not cause the euphoric effects of internal use. ...Read more
Can a food allergy just develop? Had a laparascopy a month ago, could the general anasthetic trigger a food allergy? No medication taken after op
No: General anesthesia cannot trigger a food allergy. If you are allergic to a food, you were susceptible to the allergy to begin with. It has nothing to do with having anesthesia. General anesthesia cannot modify your body's genetically determined immune response to allergens. However, intraoperative allergic reactions can occur with anesthesia in people with certain food or drug allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, But: As has already been answered, anesthetics do not cause mental illness. However, some people have negative reactions to anesthetics which can include delirium and disorientation. These difficulties will sometime persist for several days following the use of anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does diazepam taken on day interfere with general anasthetic drugs? To make ga last longer or misjudge dose etc?
Cause anesthesia: Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation to a limited area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple options: Most commonly, general anesthesia utilizes multiple drugs to induce unconsciousness. Typically, intravenous drugs are used initially and inhaled agents are added to maintain anesthesia. Other options include spinal anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, nerve blocks and local anesthesia (infiltrating the affected area with an agent such as lidocaine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely low risks.: Anesthesiology has become the 'poster child' of improved safety in medicine. The risks directly attributed to anesthesia alone are now so low that they become hard to estimate. Latest estimates put the risk of major morbidity or mortality at one in several hundred thousand. Much lower than the risk of being struck by lightning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local anesthetics: Hello. What are you trying to treat with local anesthetics? Target, Walmart and your local pharmacies sell over the counter topical and oral forms at very low strengths. You would need a prescription from your medical provider in order to obtain a stronger strength (example topical lidocaine prescription strength seen as strong as 10% and is useful for stab, burn, pins/needles, sting, numbness) ...Read more
Varies: Topical-benzocaine, injection types are often lidocaine, articaine, mepivicaine, bupivicaine. There are others as well and other formulations of these but these are the basic and most common anesthetics. Some have epinephirine (at diff concentrations) to make it work better and longer and some don't. ...Read more
Rapid sleep: Normally you will be given intravenous medication either before you get to the operating room or a few minutes before you go to sleep which will relax you. Then you will be given a medication that will put you to sleep within 15 sec. Then the next thing you know u will be waking up. How long it takes to wake up depends on the amount and type mess you received. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24 hrs: Typically, patients receive multiple medications during a general anesthetic (narcotics, inhalational gases, benzodiazines, etc). Most of these drugs wear off really fast, but depending on patient's medical status, dose of drug or indications for the drug, some medications take longer to wear off. Therefore, patients are told to be supervised for at least 24 hrs after the surgery. ...Read more
Topical: No, but you can buy them OTC ...Read more
Yes: It was typically used topically.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually 24 hours: Usually within 24 hours, however different drugs are metabolized at different rates. ...Read more
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