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Analgesic Colonoscopy Diprivan
Not usually: Diprivan, or propofol, is a medication used by professional anesthesiology personnel for sedation or to induce general anesthesia. When used for colonoscopy, it makes the patient sleep comfortably and wake up promptly. Since colonoscopy does not usually result in any pain afterwards other than a little cramping, other pain medications are not usually necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily.: You don't need to have any sedation or analgesia for a colonoscopy, but it depends on your response to pain and your colon anatomy. I had my colonoscopy wide awake without sedation and went to work right afterwards. Diprivan is relatively common and depends on physician or regional preference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Diprivan (propofol) is often used in sedation for colonoscopy. However, the person providing the sedation (md, aa, crna, rn) can choose to also give analgesics also my with the diprivan. Please discuss this issue with the provider before, and ensure all your questions are answered. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy and diprivan was used for sedation. How long does the taste stay in your mouth and when you breathe, after the procedure?
Until is goes away: Some people complain of a metallic taste for 24-36 hrs ...Read more
Proofol: Is probably the best, it wears completely off in very short time. Benzodiazepines and narcotics, even short-acting, have a residual effect making you drowsy and possibly sick for the rest of the day. Propofol is an antiemetic. But Propofol requires constant monitoring and special skills to administer to be as safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any long term effects from propofol? I have only been given it one during a colonoscopy.
No: This will not damage you.Get a more detailed answer ›
I just had a colonoscopy done a few hours ago and I want to have a cigarette. Is it ok to do so? I was given propofol as sedation.
No problem: Smoking is never a good idea but there is no contraindication to smoke under your present circumstances ...Read more
I'm having colonoscopy done. I'm getting propofol sedation. It's this safe? This is a short procedure is the drug be just a little? Scared f/54
Depends: In the us, the term "anesthesiologist" means a fully-trained physician. A crna is a nurse anesthetist, not a doctor. Make sure a physician anesthesiologist is available for backup and supervision of a nurse anesthetist. Propofol is a good med for sedation for colonoscopy, but needs careful monitoring of breathing and blood pressure. The procedure won't take long, and you'll wake up quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy using propofol if i have Brugada syndrome? Will it cause an episode of VT or VF?
Yes with precautions: Although propofol may result in malignant arrhythmias in some Brugada syndrome patients, it has been used uneventfully in numerous other Brugada syndrome patients. When appropriate measures are taken anesthesia with propofol can most often be performed safely in Brugada syndrome patients. For detailed information on anesthesia in Brugada syndrome see: http://bit.ly/2bhf1Zz ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am scheduled for a colonoscopy. Is a facility able to enforce anesthesia if I do not want to take it. They use propofol and I don't want it.
Informed consent: Nothing should be done before explaining pros and cons and obtaining your permission. Propofol is not the only choice, although it is probably best drug for it today. One can undergo colonoscopy without any anesthesia, the experience is likely to be quite unpleasant and stressful and conditions for the doctor performing it suboptimal, so I would invite you to address all your concerns beforehand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor said he might use propofol during the colonoscopy. Isn't that the stuff that michael jackson took?
Is concious sedetion for a colonoscopy not recommended for people w anxiety disorder? Full sedation best? Propofol?
Scheduled for colonoscopy. What is the generally used anesthetic for Thai procedure? Propofol? Had a bad reaction upon waking from surgery while on it.
Why ask here? : It may be propofol, it may be midazolam, it may be fentanyl. Different docs use different drugs. Why don't you ask them? Call 'em up. Be sure to check with your insurance carrier. Some will cover certain drugs and others won't. If your doc's choice is not covered, be sure to let them know. They may be able to get authorization from your carrier. Getting one may take a few years (a joke, sort of). ...Read more
Met with gastro. Suggests a colonoscopy. He only uses propofol as sedation administered by a nurse anesthesiologist. Should i be concerned?
Scope: Absolutley you should be concerned. Firstly why can he not do this without Propofol — using other IV agents? Secondly if he uses the crna who is the supervising anesthesiologist? Thirdly if there is no anesthesiologist and he is the supervising md then is he certified in bls and acls? ...Read more