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Contraindications To Succinylcholine
Varies: This is best covered at your anesthesia preop interview. Usually, pain meds are ok except for nsaids like ibuprofen. Antacids are good, though do not eat Tums (calcium carbonate) while fasting as this counts as food. BP meds generally ok, especially beta blockers like metoprolol. Long-acting Insulin held or reduced, short-acting held. It really should be spelled out for you exactly before your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any alternative to propofol for plastic surgery due to platelet dysfunction with propofol?
Anesthesia Choices?: Yes, there are many alternatives to propofol. Propofol is an excellent medication used for many patients; however, other medications such as benzodiazepines ( for example versed) and others are available with equal efficacy. Of course, each medication has its pros/cons and your anesthesiologist will be your best resource when it comes to more specifics. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
"is ketamine injections safe to take for pain? Any serious drug interactions or allergic reactions?"
Depends: Ketamine has a number of uses. Its most common is as an intravenous analgesic. It is almost never used by itself because may cause hallucinations, nightmares and dysphoric reactions. It also increases blood pressure, causes nausea and has other side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Statins and lupus: Some studies indicate statins would be beneficial in lupus as this autoimmune disease accelerates atherosclerosis or plaquing of the arteries. However some animal studies have shown the oppisite effect. There is a human clinical study going on right now to evaluate the side effects. The contraindication has been that it increases muscle pain and weakness in lupus patients, Hope this helps ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Versed: You want to know what medication your doctor of anesthesia will give you before surgery to help forget the surgery. Most likely the drug will be versed or midazolam. It has a rapid onset and can be repeated. Most patients then describe a memory lapse of the procedure itself. Make sure a family member accompanies you so you can get home, you can't drive yourself, and to remember the instruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can succinylcholine drugs (nicotinic depolarizing neuromuscular blocker) decrease intraocular pressure? Any answers appreciated!
No.: Succinylcholine actually causes an increase in intraocular pressure for about 10 minutes after administration. Classic teaching was not to use succ in people with open globe injuries. There are situations, though, where using succ with other agents that lower IOP is preferred because it makes intubation more smooth, avoiding hypertension and airway reactivity that is worse for the situation anyway ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Doxylamine is an antihistamine. All of these drugs have side effects , so i would review this with the physician prescribing it, you can also likely go over it with your pharmacist. My guess is some of the problems you've had with these meds, if not all, are side effects, not allergy. They may be dose related. You might try this at a low dose at first . See an allergist. ...Read more
Depends on severity : Steroids are the mainstay of treatment but have short and long term side effects this must be weighed against how well the ttreatment controls the disease the " chemotherapy " is the second line drugs used to control the disease if steroids fail or become too toxic the most common drug is Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) that comes in an oral or IV form more nove, agents such as rituximabstill have used that do not hav. ...Read more
Is there any contraindications anesthetic drug for patients with sleep apnea? I plan to do AF Ablation? generally use local or general anasthethic?
How safe is hydroxyzine for toddlers? Are allergic reactions rare? Needed to treat anxiety prior to dental work.
Safer, but . . . : Generally speaking herbals are much safer than pharmaceuticals, however certain herbs, just like drugs if taken in too high of a dose, too frequently or in the context of a specific medical condition can cause much harm. It is best to seek the advise of a trained herbalist in conjunction with your medical doctor particularly if you have an established medical condition. ...Read more
Yes: Thimerosal is a mercury based preservative. Sulfas are sulfonamide based antibiotics. The two don't cross react, but thimerosal may be used as a preservative in topical solutions of antibiotics, including sulfas. If a person has an allergic reaction to a compound with both ingredients, then the doctor has the task of deciding which or both caused the reaction. But this would be quite unusual. ...Read more
Can an anti-nausea medication be added to my i.v. sedation line? Such as Zofran (ondansetron) to prevent the effects of the anesthesia?
Not simple: Procainamide is an arrhythmic medication with very specific indications. Other medications in this class are not simple substitutions for each other. This is why cardiologists get paid the big bucks. ...Read more
Is there any medical reason for a dentist to give novocain (procaine) shots prior to general anesthesia?
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