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Ether Anesthetic Medication
None usually: Pure ether has not been used in anesthesia in the U.S. For many years. The newer anesthetic gases such as sevoflurane and Desflurane have been chemically modified to make them safer. When you have general anesthesia today, an intravenous medication such as Propofol usually makes you go to sleep, and breathing gas keeps you asleep. No hallucinations are usually experienced. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Expert opinions? What kind of kinds of drugs might be used to delay absorption of a local anesthetic?
Is there any contraindications anesthetic drug for patients with sleep apnea? I plan to do AF Ablation? generally use local or general anasthethic?
Will lumbar epidural shots containing lidocaine mylocaine and prilocaine with a local anesthetic show a false positive on a urine drug test?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does diazepam taken on day interfere with general anasthetic drugs? To make ga last longer or misjudge dose etc?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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