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Ether For Anesthesia Medication
Too many to list!: There are many medications used in anesthesia: some induce sleep, some relieve pain, some relax muscles, etc. That's why it takes 4 years of medical school and then 4 years of post-medical school training to become a physician who specializes in anesthesiology. We also use medications to control blood pressure, or treat asthma or heart conditions during surgery. It's a complicated field! ...Read more
Multiple: Anesthesia is amnesia, analgesia and, often, akinesia (no movement). Each of these requires different medication, although some medication may have overlap (for example, ketamine would have analgesic and amnesic properties). The most common amnesics used are propofol, benzodiazepines, and anesthesia vapors. Analgesics would be narcotics and NSAIDs. The most commonly used relaxant is rocuronium ...Read more
Multiple: You need something for amnesia (propofol, etomidate), analgesia (fentanyl, meperidine), muscle relaxation (not always required: rocuronium, vecuronium), nausea and vomiting prevention (ondansetron, dexamethazone), maintenance of anesthesia (desflurane, isoflurane). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Propofol, : sevoflurane, and rocuroniumGet a more detailed answer ›
1960's, as a child i recall at the dentist a horrible smelling sleeping gas (ether?), unpleasant way to be put out. Does current anesthesia feel better
I am having surgery and getting put under anesthesia all the way I have been on percocets and did not tell them. I am not taking them 24 hours before. What are the risks? Is that a medication that is severely dangerous with anesthesia? I heard suboxine wa
Pain and bleeding.: Your major concern should be poor pain control after the operation. Your other concerns should include increased bleeding from the Acetaminophen that you have been taking. I strongly urge you to let your anesthesiologist and surgeon know before the operation so that together can discuss your risks and alternatives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How is it possible for an opiate naive person to have no head change while taking narcotic medications would this affect anesthesia during surgery?
Opioid high: The opioid" high" is achieved at a smaller dose in the opioid "virgin" patients than in the chronic user. In general anesthesia we have to limit the amount of opioids given to the patients for pain (we treat the pain under ga too) because when they wake up they have to breathe by themselves. In addicts, the necessary dose can be 10 times or more to be efficient (due to receptor up regulation). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Please write strongest pain medication, complete drug plan for post C-section pain. I chose C-section with general anesthesia. I don't want spinal or epidural?
Analgesia: It would not be practical to provide you with rx plan for postop analgaesia without knowing your medical history. You have tied your anesthesiologist's hands by declining spinal/epidural. Both techniques can have opiate adjuvants which diminishes motor blockade whilst maintains sensory blockade. Elective general anesthesia for delivery is dangerous and as an anesthesiologist i wouldn't do that. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can an anti-nausea medication be added to my i.v. sedation line? Such as Zofran (ondansetron) to prevent the effects of the anesthesia?
30/01/2018 morning my anesthesia failed to do spinal/ epidural had to go under general anesthesia for my c- section now my buttocks hurts. Is that normal ? The medication for the wound is not working and I’m still in Hospital
Hospital care: It is hard to know what exactly is going on. Since you are in the hospital still you have easy access to the doctors and nurses who are involved in your care. Contact your nurse and discuss your concerns. They can then contact the physician to address your concerns and make any adjustments needed in your pain control and treatment plan ...Read more
I recently had my wisdom teeth removed. Can the anesthesia, along with the medication they used to put me to sleep cause discharge? Or vaginal pain?
F/57 having hysteroscopy d&c tomorrow with general anesthesia .can I take my medication today.? Which are Paxil 40mg Ativan 1mg codeine sulfate 120mg. Anastrazole 1mg I take all thsse daily.forgot to ask my doctor and today Sunday clinic are close.
Patient is already scheduled for hysteroscopy/d&C with general anesthesia. Patient should take paxil, Ativan and codeine today and do not take any in am. Avoid anastarzole(NSAID) today, tomorrow and resume day after surgery. Inform the anesthesiologist and your doctor of all that you took in am.
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