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Dr. Marc Bloom
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Diprivan (Overview)

Diprivan is an anesthetic sedative which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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What is diprivan?

What is diprivan?

Intravenous sedative: Aka propofol. Intravenous sedative given for many procedures requiring "light sleep", as for colonoscopy.May also be part of a general anesthetic used for deeper initial sleep but given in a higher dose, as for appendix removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Bloom
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Diprivan (Overview)

Diprivan is an anesthetic sedative which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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Can insomnia be so severe that people become desperate and use diprivan?

Can insomnia be so severe that people become desperate and use diprivan?

Insomnia can be...: ...Severe. However, Propofol is an intravenously administered drug used primarily in general anesthesia, and therefore, has to be administered by an anesthesiologist. It is not used for sleep (even off-label) for more reasons that i can explain in 400 words. For starters, it would have to be administered through an iv, something a patient obviously couldn't do him or herself. ...Read more

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Does diprivan have fatal side effects?

It's possible: Diprivan (propofol) is a medication used for sedation or general anesthesia. It is very safe when monitored by an anesthesiologist who is trained to manage the effects on blood pressure and breathing. If improperly used or not monitored safely, Propofol can make a person stop breathing completely, which can be fatal. ...Read more

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How much time should it take to completely wake up from long term use of diprivan or (propofol)?

It depends: For surgery lasting minutes to hours the patient wakes up in 5-30 minutes. If given for days in the ICU it may take days to wake up. You can get "propofol infusion syndrome" in ICU sedation characterized by severe metabolic acidosis, hyperkalemia, lipidemia, rhabdomyolysis, hepatomegaly, and cardiac/renal failure. ...Read more

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What is diprivan?

Intravenous sedative: Aka propofol. Intravenous sedative given for many procedures requiring "light sleep", as for colonoscopy.May also be part of a general anesthetic used for deeper initial sleep but given in a higher dose, as for appendix removal. ...Read more

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Can children take Diprivan?

Can children take Diprivan?

Diprivan: is indicated for anesthesia in children over the age of 3 years, and should only be administered by a practitioner who is experienced with it's use, and in a facility capable of pediatric resuscitation. ...Read more

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Who should not take Diprivan?

Diprivan must be: administered to you and if given properly anyone can receive it even if have minor egg allergies ...Read more

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What are complications of diprivan?

What are complications of diprivan?

Multiple: The most common side effect is pain on injection (the drug is administered iv). Other complications include transient apnea (stopping breathing) with initial induction dose, vasodilation leading to low blood pressure, mild muscle jerks and dystonia (a rare but serious side effect). ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Propofol (Definition)

Propofol is an anesthetic sedative which is a ...Read more