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How Long To Wake Up After 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
Are there any long term effects from propofol? I have only been given it one during a colonoscopy.
No: This will not damage you.Get a more detailed answer ›
My family member was sedated on propofol for 9 days in the icu and now she is slow to wake up. Is this concerning?
Possibly: Propofol is used for sedation in ICU because it wears off more quickly than other sedatives. Still, after 9 days in ICU there are many reasons why she might be slow to wake up. We would need to know more about what is wrong. Stroke, poor kidney or liver function, heart failure, metabolic imbalance are all problems that can impair mental function. The ICU team will do their best to fix them. ...Read more
After a hospital procedure and propofol medication is administered can you be depressed when you wake up ?
Greetings, I had a lower lumbar epidural out patient procedure 4 days ago. today my urine is lime green, does Propofol take that long to pass?
General anesthetic: Propofol is used for general anesthesia to keep people unconscious during surgery. It is used also for monitored anesthesia care sedation, which is a lighter level of anesthesia sometimes used for minor surgeries. It can also be used in the intensive care unit for patients who are on a ventilator. It requires close observation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No, if......: All medications can be dangerous if used inappropriately. However, if used correctly and within accepted guidelines, medications, including propofol, are considered safe and effective. Propofol should only be used by anesthesiologists who have been properly trained on its use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Propofol can be used in combination with other medicines for status epilepticus. Typically it is not a first line agent to stop a seizure or status epilepticus. If it has gotten to the point where Propofol is being employed, then the patient is likely in an ICU and multiple agents have already been tried. ...Read more
Several effects: There is no such thing as a Propofol overdose. This is an anesthesia medication used for sedation and to induce general anesthesia. In large doses, it will predictably cause blood pressure to go down. It can slow or stop breathing. Used in sedation, it can relax a patient to the point that the tongue falls back and breathing obstructs. All these problems are easily managed by an anesthesiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I do not want to be awake at all, I'm reading on propofol and it being safe, is this true?
Propofol: can be a safe drug if monitored carefully and continuously and being able to properly respond, otherwise there are safer medications ...Read more
First: Propofol is a controlled substance that cannot even be prescribed. It must be obtained from an inpatient pharmacy directly to the department using it. Therefor the only way for someone to get access to it outside of a hospital is theft. For short in-patient use addiction is not possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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