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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 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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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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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 from the procedure, particularly if you were not numb, would cause your body to release more Epinephrine than 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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 anymore. 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 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 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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Why do you take oral anesthetics?

Why do you take oral anesthetics?

I dunno!: You need to be a little more specific with your question.

However, most people take them due to baby's teething issues, denture sore spots, or relief from canker sores.

But why do you take oral anesthetics? I dunno! ...Read more

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What are anesthetic injections used for?

What are anesthetic injections used for?

Pain relief: We would need more info to answer your question in detail. Local anesthetics (numbing medicines) can be injected into a specific area, such as around a tooth, to numb it. Other types of anesthetic injections such as nerve blocks can provide anesthesia for some types of surgical procedures. An epidural injection can help with pain relief for back pain, or for having a baby. ...Read more

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Will the endoscopist give me anesthetic?

Will the endoscopist give me anesthetic?

Possible, but $$?: Many endoscopists use anesthesia services
for endoscopy. Some just give some mild drugs themselves, but many prefer to have Propofol given by an anesthesiologist. This may or may not be fully covered by your insurance. ...Read more

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Do anesthetics keep you from feeling all pain?

Not necessarily: The components of "anesthesia"generally include analgesia (pain relief), diminished awareness, lack of movement (to allow surgery to go forward safely) and sometimes, but not always, sleep.

An anesthetic that is delivered to you more locally (topical, peripheral, spinal, epidural) will create a "pain-free" zone in a limited location only. So, not "all pain!". ...Read more

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Could you buy an anesthetic that knocks you out?

No: This can only be obtained illegally unless you are a physician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anesthetic?

What is the definition or description of: anesthetic?

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 more

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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?

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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How long does it take to recover from a 2.5 hour anesthetic?

How long does it take to recover from a 2.5 hour anesthetic?

Depends: Upon the patient's general medical condition (or pharmacodynamics, how the body metabolizes the drugs) and the drugs used on the patient (pharmacokinetics, how the drugs affect the body: how long their effects last, the interaction between them and the amount required for the stress of the particular surgery). Remember, "bigger" surgeries require higher dosages, and those "last longer.". ...Read more

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Weird tase before going fully under anesthetic. Is this normal?

Yes: There are many drugs one receives while "going under"; also, the intravenous fluids contain salts that can be sensed (tasted) by patients while "going under". ...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