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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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What are all the names of medications used for anesthesia?

What are all the names of medications used for anesthesia?

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

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What are the most common medications used in general anesthesia?

What are the most common medications used in general anesthesia?

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

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I was wondering what are the most common medications and/or compounds used in general anesthesia?

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 more

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What's the therapeutic medication for epidural and spinal anesthesia?

What's the therapeutic medication for epidural and spinal anesthesia?

Local anesthetic/nar: It is usually local antsthetics like bupivacaine or, ropivacaine with or without narcotics like fentanyl, morphine etc. Low dose in spinals and higher dose in epidurals. ...Read more

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Can I buy given medication to calm me down before I go under anesthesia?

Anesthesia doc: You should talk to you the doctor who will be giving your anesthesia and she/he can prescribe medication to calm you down. It is not an uncommon practice.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Could any anesthesiologist out there give me the names of medications usd for anesthesia?

Could any anesthesiologist out there give me the names of medications usd for anesthesia?

Various meds: I am not an anesthesiologist but perform anesthesia and have worked in an or. Sevofluorane, versed, propofol, nubane are all different meds for different reasons. ...Read more

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Could any anesthesiologist out there give me the names of medications used for anesthesia?

Could any anesthesiologist out there give me the names of medications used for anesthesia?

Several: There are several meds used for anesthesia. Induction agents: propofol, etomidate. Anxiolytics: versed. Narcotics: fentanyl, morphine. Volatiles: sevoflurane, desflurane. These are just a few of many that can be used. ...Read more

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For general anesthesia, what medication can be given to you so that you can't move your arms?

For general anesthesia, what medication can be given to you so that you can't move your arms?

If you require...: That you don't move during surgery, the anesthesiologist will give you one of several drugs called paralytics. However, if given, you won't be able to move anything, not just your arms. ...Read more

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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 more

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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 more

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Can an anti-nausea medication be added to my i.v. sedation line? Such as Zofran (ondansetron) to prevent the effects of the anesthesia?

Can an anti-nausea medication be added to my i.v. sedation line? Such as Zofran (ondansetron) to prevent the effects of the anesthesia?

Discuss with anesthe: siologist. This is their call. Based on your discussion they'll determine best what to use to make your procedure as comfortable as possible. ...Read more

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How is it possible for an opiate naive person to have no head change while taking narcotic medications would this affect anesthesia during surgery?

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 more

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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

Progress: It's been half a century. Cars have changed. Tv's no longer black and white. Gall bladder surgery is done through a 1" incision. And dental anesthesia has come light years. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Doubtful: It is unlikely that anesthesia is related to vaginal discharge or vaginal pain. If you received an antibiotic, the antibiotic could cause a yeast infection with resultant vaginal discharge and discomfort. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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.

Hysteroscopy/D&C: 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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How could the use of drugs for anesthesia change over the years?

New products : New products come on line old ones drop out due to expense and negative side effect profiles. ...Read more

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I am curious about the effects of anesthesia on someone that has past drug use history?

Tell your doctor: It is important to tell your anesthesiologist about your drug use history. Depending on how long ago, it may affect the dose of the anesthetic and dose of pain relief. If your use was more than three months ago, there is not likely to be any issue, however, tell your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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What drugs are in general anesthesia?

Lots: It usually depends on whether you have any allergies and what kind of surgery your getting. It is usually a cocktail. For general anesthesia, we use about 5 drugs to begin the process. Some are Lidocaine, propofol, versed, fentanyl, various gases, muscle relaxants. ...Read more

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Could every anesthesia drug need to be injected?

Could every anesthesia drug need to be injected?

Not always: Some of the most common medications used in anesthesia are inhaled gases, related to ether but much more pleasant. For babies ; kids, it's often possible to let them breathe anes. Gas to go to sleep, then start an IV after. Many other anes. Drugs (for pain, to relax muscles, etc.) can only be given by injection in vein. Pills or liquid meds aren't strong enough in most cases. ...Read more

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What drugs are usually used in IV general anesthesia ?

Primarily propofol: There are several IV meds but none have the "complete" profile for propofol as it has many characteristics needed for general anesthesia: amnesia, hypnosis and pain reliever. Despite its notoriety in the past by an androgynous pop star, its very safe in the proper hands of a professional who knows enough to monitor his/her patients diligently. ...Read more

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Could topical anesthesia make you fail a drug test?

Unlikely: However, one topical anesthetic is cocaine. The only physicians I have ever seen use it are ENT surgeons. So no, you can't fail a drug test from topical anesthesia unless the anesthetic used was cocaine. ...Read more

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What effect will street drugs have on local anesthesia?

Depends on the drug: It is not recommended to use street drugs prior to any anesthetic. Any procedure involving local anesthetic could potentially require further sedation or general anesthesia and interaction with street drugs could be dangerous. You should not take any prior to a procedure and you should let your anesthesiologist know if you have. ...Read more

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How could anesthesia come up as cocaine in a drug test and what types of anesthesia?

How could anesthesia come up as cocaine in a drug test and what types of anesthesia?

Nasal surgery: Ear, nose & throat surgeons (otolaryngologists) often use Cocaine to numb the nose before surgery. Examples: surgery for deviated septum or turbinate resection. Cocaine is used as a local anesthetic to numb the area and to constrict blood vessels in order to reduce bleeding. ...Read more

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Which drug you recommend or consider using as the safest Anesthesia during upper Endoscopy. ?

Depends: It really depends on your current health, risk factors and also who is administering the anesthesia. All anesthetics carry risks but your are safest in the hands of a experienced anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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What are the differences between pain killer drugs and anesthesia drugs in veterinary medicine?

What are the differences between pain killer drugs and anesthesia drugs in veterinary medicine?

Some Differences: Veterinary anesthesia uses some dissociative meds similar to ketamine or pcp which tend to be not popular in people because of hallucinations and psychosis. They are quite effective but the animals can't complain of hallucinations.Also the animals behavior can be cute to watch on emergence.
Opioids can be used. Also employed are the inhalation anesthetics but they tend to be costly & avoided. ...Read more