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Is there any contraindications anesthetic drug for patients with sleep apnea? I plan to do AF Ablation? Generally use local or general anasthethic?

Is there any contraindications anesthetic drug for patients with sleep apnea? I plan to do AF Ablation? Generally use local or general anasthethic?

There are no: Contraindicated medications during a procedure with sleep apnea, you will be well monitored airway easily managed, it depends more on the depth of sedation. The problem is when you are medicated and you are alone ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Anesthetic (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Are anesthetic drugs considered a biohazard?

Are anesthetic drugs considered a biohazard?

Yes: They need to be disposed of properly and should only be used in a facility that adheres to the proper guidelines of safe use and disposal. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some natural alternatives to drug anesthetics for pain?

Please explain what are some natural alternatives to drug anesthetics for pain?

Mind Over Matter: There is good evidence that if you can train your mind to deal with pain or alter its perception of pain that you may be able to tolerate pain better. Look into visual imagery, hypnosis and biofeedback techniques. ...Read more

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What anesthetic drugs percipitate seizures.?

What anesthetic drugs percipitate seizures.?

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 more

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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

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Expert opinions? What kind of kinds of drugs might be used to delay absorption of a local anesthetic?

Expert opinions? What kind of kinds of drugs might be used to delay absorption of a local anesthetic?

Vasopressors and LAs: Vasopressors such as Epinephrine and levonordefrin (resembles norepinephrine) are used in combination with local anesthetics in order to delay their absorption. ...Read more

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Would the anesthetic from an endoscopy show up in a urine drug screen sample for work?

Would the anesthetic from an endoscopy show up in a urine drug screen sample for work?

Yes: The anesthetic likely used a type of opiate or benzodiazepine or a combination of the two, and would probably show up in the urine drug screen sample from work. ...Read more

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Will lumbar epidural shots containing lidocaine mylocaine and prilocaine with a local anesthetic show a false positive on a urine drug test?

Will lumbar epidural shots containing lidocaine mylocaine and prilocaine with a local anesthetic show a false positive on a urine drug test?

No: The drugs are not of the same chemical structure targeted by the test. But numerous claims of positive cocaine urine test after seeing a dentist or having epidural has been made in the past ...Read more

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What is the name of the anti inflammatory drug that is administered along with the anesthetic during wisdom teeth removal. I'm not referring to advil (ibuprofen)?

What is the name of the anti inflammatory drug that is administered along with the anesthetic during wisdom teeth removal. I'm not referring to advil (ibuprofen)?

A few: Many times, keterolac, or toradol, is given IV during the procedure. It is a non steroidal antiinflammatory. Also, other steroids such as dexethasone or solumedrol (methylprednisolone) are given as well. ...Read more

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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

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Can anaesthetics and accompanying conventional drugs cause mental illness?

Can anaesthetics and accompanying conventional drugs cause mental illness?

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 more

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Does diazepam taken on day interfere with general anasthetic drugs? To make ga last longer or misjudge dose etc?

Does diazepam taken on day interfere with general anasthetic drugs? To make ga last longer or misjudge dose etc?

The regular use: Of diazepam or even alcohol in the past means your liver and metabolic activity are revved up and they have to adjust the dose of anesthesia for your need and the length of surgery as you may wake up from the anesthesia sooner. ...Read more

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What type of anesthetic should not be used when a patient is taking niphidipine medication??

What type of anesthetic should not be used when a patient is taking niphidipine 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

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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.

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 more

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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

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 more

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Can you please explain in detail anesthetic awareness?

Can you please explain in detail anesthetic awareness?

Anesthetic awareness: There is no garentee of no awareness under anesthesia.one can try his or her best. Specially in unstable patient underanesthesia light anesthetic period can lead to awareness under surgery.midazolam is commonly used medication to avoid awareness and scoplamine is bes which is used under cardiac anesthesia ...Read more

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Is it possible to get anesthetics in the form of pills?

Is it possible to get anesthetics in the form of pills?

No: Amesthetic can be only given via intravenous or inhalation under supervision of qualified anesthesia provider. ...Read more

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What does being put under general anesthetics feel like?

What does being put under general anesthetics feel like?

Nothing.: You don't feel the same, you are unconscious. When you wake up, you can feel cold, groggy disconnected and sometimes a little disoriented. But, it goes away quickly. ...Read more

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Is it unusual a person to have slow reaction to anesthetic?

It can be: Every patient is different. Some patients are very sensitive and require much less anesthetic than others. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to metabolize anesthetics too quickly?

What exactly does it mean to metabolize anesthetics too quickly?

Quick anesth: It could mean that higher doses were needed to keep you asleep or sedated.

It could also mean that someone had a hard time preventing pain with local anesthesia injection.

Some studies have found red headed individuals to have higher anesthesia requirements. ...Read more

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Is general anesthetic safe?

Is general anesthetic safe?

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 more

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What is a general anesthetic?

Induces anesthesia: A general anesthetic is a molecule that when given to a patient induces a state of general anesthesia characterized by unconsciousness, amnesia and often immobility. General anesthetics are usually in IV or inhaled gas form. ...Read more

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Where can I get local anesthetics?

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

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Can general anesthetic make me sick?

Yes: Very common to have nausea and vomiting after for a short period of time. Everyone reacts differently. Modern general anes is very safe. ...Read more

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What are common oral local anesthetics?

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

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What are some potent, local anesthetics?

Local: Marcaine, lidocaine the strength depends on the concentration as how quickly and how large a nerve can be blocked ...Read more

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Can you suggest an OTC oral anesthetic rinse?

Depends what you're: Using it for? Sore tooth? Gums? Throat? Need more info to answer accurately. Best to contact your dentist especially if it involves your teeth and gums. There are many products to choose from! Thanks! ...Read more

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What gases are frequently used as anesthetics?

Several: No2, forane, suprane, desflurane are currently used inhalation agents ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Anesthetic Drug (Definition)

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