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How much time should it take to completely wake up from long term use of diprivan or (propofol)?

How much time should it take to completely wake up from long term use of diprivan or (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

Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Propofol (Definition)

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How long does it take to wake up after a long period on propofol?

Rapidly: Propofol when administered in appropriate dosages metabolizes and wears off very quickly. ...Read more

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How long does it take to wake up after sedation with propofol for hernia surgery?

Very quickly: Propofol is a short acting medication. It should wear off very quickly once the infusion pump is off. However, driving or operating dangerous equipment should be avoided for a minimum of 8-10 hours. ...Read more

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My family member was sedated on propofol for 9 days in the icu and now she is slow to wake up. Is this concerning?

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

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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?

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?

The lime green: color is a common condition after use of Propofol! The length of time after its use depends on your fluid intake! Sounds like you need to drink more fluids!! Hope this helps and I hope your ESI worked as well! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is propofol?

What is propofol?

Anesthesia drug: It us a drug that we use to induce anesthesia. It is not for use at home or in patients whose oxygen level is not being monitored. ...Read more

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What is propofol?

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 more

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Is propofol dangerous?

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 more

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Could you really die of propofol?

Yes: Propofol has reportedly been approved in some areas (i.e. Missouri department of corrections) to use as an ingredient for lethal injections in death penalty cases. High doses of Propofol can cause respiratory arrest. ...Read more

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How can I experience propofol high?

You cant: There is no Propofol high its take the medication go unconscious then wake up. Of course there is the Michael Jackson factor so its not a drug to toy with. ...Read more

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What in juries can be caused by propofol?

Michael Jackson: Death if you do it yourself. If an anesthesiologist does it , very safe. ...Read more

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Can propofol be used for status epileptus?

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

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What happens when you overdose on propofol that actually kills you?

What happens when you overdose on propofol that actually kills you?

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 more

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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

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Do people on propofol for sedation feel pain?

Do people on propofol for sedation feel pain?

Probably not : But Propofol is a sedating agent, not an analgesic. If there is pain stimulation, then the pain needs to be addressed with some sort of analgesic, either narcotics or local anesthesia. ...Read more

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How do you know a person is addicted to propofol?

How do you know a person is addicted to propofol?

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 more

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Dr. Marc Bloom
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Diprivan (Definition)

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