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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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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
Propofol (450 mg/ 30 min procedure)sedation at conception I had a colonoscopy at the time I ovulated and conceived. Should i be concerned?
Had colonoscopy wed of this week. When does the effects of the meds given wear off? Versed, Propofol and some nausea med. Colonoscopy was negative!
Usually quickly. : These meds typically wear off in a matter of a few hours (can be significantly longer if you have kidney disease) but you can feel groggy for a day. You should be back to normal the next day. If not see your dr. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy 7am w/ propofol. 3pm feel weird and dizzy when stand up and shaky. I don't remember feeling like this last colonoscopy w/ propofol ok?
I suffer from anxiety and panic disorder. Chose twilight instead of propofol for a colonoscopy sedation. Was that the right choice?
I think so, : You will receive versed, a strong anxiolytic that can be given prior and will last after. It will also block any memory of the event. Propofol would put you to sleep but unless you are given something else you would have anxiety otherwise. Propofol also requires special skills to administer as well. A nurse can administer the versed. ...Read more
Propofol, versed,fatanyl given. Together for colonoscopy is this general anesthesia or a strong sedative. If so which is safer? I
They are both safe: These drugs can be used as sedation OR general anesthesia. It is determined by the amounts given and the patient's physiologic response. Both general anesthesia and conscious sedation are safe in the hands of a competent anesthesia provider who takes in account the patient's medical history, medications and physical condition. ...Read more
Colonoscopy — can I request Propofol/Fentanyl combo to prevent resp depress. Frm titrating Prop. And ask to titrate the Fent. instead, for pain reflex?
I had propofol endoscopy/colonoscopy this a.m. with biopsies. My knee and back are hurting from other injuries. Can I take a hydrocodone 5 mg?
First, if it is an unprescribed narcotic that you somehow got ahold of... this sets up a really bad pattern.
It's got a complex pharmacokinetic. Its action is as much terminated by it diluting as it is by actually leaving the body. So, when you wake up, there's still a faire amount still there and there is the potential for interaction. But 5 mg isn't much xcept driving/etc. ...Read more
Is it more advisable to get a colonoscopy at a surgical outpatient center vs a doctor's office? Is propofol safe to use as anesthesia during it?
Both safe: But the more medical issues/problems the better off at an ambulatory center but it really depends on what the comfort level of the office people as well as what kind of problems/complication they are prepared to handle. ...Read more
My doctor wants to use propofol on me for my endoscopy because he said versed & fentanyl didn't work well w/ my colonoscopy. Is propofol safer?
It is a safe drug: Propofol is a safe drug if administer by an anesthesiologist or a CRNA. During administration of the drug the patient has to be fully monitored. The monitors are the following. Ekg, blood pressure, pulse oxymeter (measures the blood oxygen content) and a capnogram (measure the end tidal co2). The drug is short acting, intravenously administered. ...Read more
Husband given Propofol today for EGD & colonoscopy. Now sneezes CONSTANTLY & nose runs, only when STANDING. 9hrs. since Propofol & 18hrs. since prep.
Unlikely propofol: It's unlikely this reaction is due to propofol so long after the procedure. It sounds as though your husband is having a histamine-release reaction for some reason--like hay fever. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or a non-drowsy antihistamine such as loratidine. This should clear up on its own. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy today at 1130 and had propofol and oxygen cannula in nose and as soon as I woke up started sneezing running nose and hasn't stopped.?
I was given propofol for a colonoscopy and egd about a week ago. I have been dizzy with a bad headache, nausea and neck pain ever since. What should I do?
Unlikely: It is not likely that it is residual sedation; call your GI doc ...Read more