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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

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Question about diprivan--what are effects?

Question about diprivan--what are effects?

Sleepiness, mainly: Diprivan, or propofol, is a medication that produces sleep. It is often used at the start of general anesthesia. It can also be used for sedation. While it is a very safe medication when used by people trained in anesthesiology, it can cause blood pressure to drop and can also slow or stop breathing. Monitoring is essential. Propofol is well tolerated by most people and doesn't cause nausea. ...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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Can diprivan have fatal effects?

Can diprivan have fatal  effects?

Yes: It should only be given by a doctor who can manage your breathing after giving it. ...Read more

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Is diprivan accessible to anyone having surgery?

Is diprivan accessible to anyone having surgery?

Widely used: Diprivan is a commonly used drug in the hospital setting, ambulatory or outpatient surgery centers, and in many offices where surgical procedures are performed. Individuals and offices who offer Diprivan must be equipped to safely monitor patients and be capable of treating anesthetic problems should they arise. ...Read more

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How does diprivan differ from opium for treating pain?

Different medication: Opium is related chemically to narcotic pain medications such as morphine, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) dilaudid, vicodin, and oxycontin. Diprivan is the brand name for propofol, which is a medication used to induce sleep, and is commonly used for sedation and general anesthesia. Both types of medications can lower blood pressure and slow or stop breathing. Diprivan is only for professional anesthesia use. ...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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Could diprivan have fatal side effects?

Yes: Propofol was implicated in the death of the king of pop. ...Read more

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