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Dr. Erik Kulstad
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Etomidate (Overview)

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


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What is the difference between propofol and etomidate?

What is the difference between propofol and etomidate?

Different effects: Both are medications given IV (into a vein) to make someone sleep. Propofol may be used as a sedative or at the start of general anesthesia (ga); etomidate is used mostly in ga. Propofol lowers blood pressure more. Etomidate may be used for stable BP in trauma or heart surgery. Both can reduce or stop breathing and must be given under anesthesiologist supervision with careful monitoring. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Kulstad
88 doctors shared insights

Etomidate (Overview)

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


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Etomidate (tradenames , mode of action, phamacokinetics, pharmacological action, uses, side effects.), can you tell me this info?

Etomidate (tradenames , mode of action, phamacokinetics, pharmacological action, uses, side effects.), can you tell me this info?

Briefly: Etomidate=Amidate, hypnotic agent used in general anesthesia and brief sedation. It works by altering specific brain receptors (GABA). We use it when we need to have stable or increased heart rate and blood pressure at the beginning of anesthesia (a time when those things can drop quite a bit with other drugs). So, we use for people with certain heart disease, blood loss, trauma, critically ill ...Read more

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What is the difference between propofol and etomidate?

Different effects: Both are medications given IV (into a vein) to make someone sleep. Propofol may be used as a sedative or at the start of general anesthesia (ga); etomidate is used mostly in ga. Propofol lowers blood pressure more. Etomidate may be used for stable BP in trauma or heart surgery. Both can reduce or stop breathing and must be given under anesthesiologist supervision with careful monitoring. ...Read more

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Can etomidate and succinylcholine cause a positive etoh?

Can etomidate and succinylcholine cause a positive etoh?

Maybe: I am not aware of this. Etomidate comes in a 35% solution with propylene glycol which might give a false positive depending on the assay method, but this would not last long, would not likely be high and there would not likely be any concern of etoh intake around the time of etomidate or succ use. ...Read more

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Does etomidate cause seizures?

Does etomidate cause seizures?

Etomidate&seizures: Yes there has been reports of seizures--but the answer is usually much more complex only a few people will get seizures, while most people will not get seizures, so other factors play a role. ...Read more

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How often do you see vomiting from etomidate?

How often do you see vomiting from etomidate?

Quite uncommon: It is quite uncommon. It depends in part on the surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Etomidate (tradenames , mode of action, phamacokinetics, pharmacological action, uses, side effects.), can you tell me this info?

Briefly: Etomidate=Amidate, hypnotic agent used in general anesthesia and brief sedation. It works by altering specific brain receptors (GABA). We use it when we need to have stable or increased heart rate and blood pressure at the beginning of anesthesia (a time when those things can drop quite a bit with other drugs). So, we use for people with certain heart disease, blood loss, trauma, critically ill ...Read more

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Can etomidate cause seizures in patients?

Can etomidate cause seizures in patients?

Not known 2 cause Sz: Etomidate is used in inducing general anesthesia. One of the most authorities sources on medications, lexi drugs states: "neuromuscular ; skeletal: myoclonus (33%), transient skeletal movements, uncontrolled eye movements". Therefore, it is safe to say that etomidate is not known to cause seizures. ...Read more

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Can etomidate and succinylcholine show up as a positive alcohol drug test?

Maybe: I am not aware of this. Etomidate comes in a 35% solution with propylene glycol which might give a false positive depending on the assay method, but this would not last long, would not likely be high and there would not likely be any concern of etoh intake around the time of etomidate or succ use. ...Read more

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Would the drug amidate make you fail a drug test?

Would the drug amidate make you fail a drug test?

Possibly: Any drug tested for will show up on a drug test. If this drug is commonly abused in your area, it may be tested for. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Amidate (Definition)

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