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What is the definition or description of: Diprivan allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Diprivan allergy?

Propofol Infusion Sy: Diprovan = Propofol
Propofol infusion syndrome is a rare complication that can occur in critically ill patients who are treated with a propofol infusion at rates above 4 mg/kg/hr (67 mcg/kg/min) for over 48 hours. Patients typically develop cardiovascular collapse associated with bradycardia, rhabdomyolysis, acute kidney injury, metabolic acidosis, and hyperkalemia. Early recognition is important ...Read more

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My daughter was given propofol and sux at the same time and went into anaphalactic shock. How do I know which drug she reacted to for future surgeries?

My daughter was given propofol and sux at the same time and went into anaphalactic shock. How do I know which drug she reacted to for future surgeries?

PROPOFOL & SUX: I would think that the Propofol would be the more dangerous of the two. Succinylcholine (sux) can also cause anaphylaxis, but it's somewhat more prevalent with the propofol. For any future prospective operations, do check with the anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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I'm having surgery next week (septorhinoplasty). Do they ever use propofol by itself or is it always administered with other drugs?

Propofol Anesthesia: Propofol (Deprivan) is an anesthetic agent and as such it can't provide analgesia (pain reduction) therefor it is used with other drugs ...Read more

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Hypothetically (although dangerous) can an alcohol induced coma stop a seizure like a coma other sedative drugs such as phenobarbital or propofol?

Hypothetically (although dangerous) can an alcohol induced coma stop a seizure like a coma other sedative drugs such as phenobarbital or propofol?

Not reliably: If the seizure is for sure due to alcohol withdrawal, this may be possible -- but the amount needed may kill the person first. I'm sure you've heard of death from alcohol poisoning. There are many other possible causes for seizures, and alcohol-induced coma is not the way to treat those either. ...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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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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What dosage of propofol is suggested for light sedation?

Titration: And monitoring carefully is the best indication of the proper dosage for propofol, 30mg is a good starting point, depends on other medications, weight, and individual variation. Profofol wears off so quickly it requires an infusion or frequent administration. ...Read more

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What doseage of propofol should be given for light sedation?

What doseage of propofol should be given for light sedation?

Small amounts: It would be hard to use Propofol for light sedation. It is the drug we reach for when requiring deep sedation which means that the patient is not responsive to verbal stimuli. There is a fine line between deep sedation and general anesthesia (airway is easily obstructed unless someone is there to maintain patency). One can look up dosages but everyone is different and require different amounts. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is acute propofol intoxication?

Too much of the drug: Acute Propofol intoxication occurs when too much of the drug is given and can lead to life demise unless appropriate and expertise help is emergently available. ...Read more

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Is propofol dialyzable? If not, can it be removed by hemoperfusion?

Short halflife: Propofol has a short half life of a few minutes and neither of the techniques you mention are needed.
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What is the treatment for propofol overdose?

What is the treatment for propofol overdose?

Respiratory support: Not sure how that could happen. Propofol should only be used by a skilled anesthesia provider. It will cause respiratory and circulatory collapse if used incorrectly. ...Read more

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Could you give propofol to a patient with asthma?

Could you give propofol to a patient with asthma?

It depends: On more information and examining particular patient. Generally propofol is safe in a well controlled asthmatics, yet anesthesia plan is formulated by anesthesiologist after careful consideration of past medical and surgical history, current medications, allergies and the nature of the procedure, as well as patient's physical status. Consult your doctor or consider "virtual" appt on HealthTap ...Read more

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What are the risks of general anesthesia with propofol?

What are the risks of general anesthesia with propofol?

Minimal,: You will have an anesthesiologist and secured airway. The risks are with sedation with unqualified personnel ...Read more

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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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If patient vomits during Propofol induction means is not unconscious?

Not necessarily: Consciousness is a spectrum that is not necessarily related to emesis. The patient may be have been unconscious and a reflex caused the vomiting. Hope the patient is OK ...Read more

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Are there other general anesthetics used for a tonsillectomy than propofol??

Yes,: You don't have to receive propofol. Many different intravenous medications to get you asleep and gas to keep you asleep, the latter can induce sleep also ...Read more

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If having propofol as an anesthesia are you totally asleep during the procedure?

If having propofol as an anesthesia are you totally asleep during the procedure?

Maybe: Propofol can get you to sleep during your procedure however it does wear off early as well. So make sure you ask what the sedation or anesthesia will do to you during the procedure. Many times they use other medications as well. I would discuss this with your doctor to have a better understanding of what you might go through. ...Read more

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Propofol administered by a nurse anesthesiologist for a colonoscopy. Should that be of concern?

Propofol administered by a nurse anesthesiologist for a colonoscopy. Should that be of concern?

Depends: In the us, the term "anesthesiologist" means a fully-trained physician. A crna is a nurse anesthetist, not a doctor. Make sure a physician anesthesiologist is available for backup and supervision of a nurse anesthetist. Propofol is a good med for sedation for colonoscopy, but needs careful monitoring of breathing and blood pressure. The procedure won't take long, and you'll wake up quickly. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy using propofol if I have Brugada syndrome? Will it cause an episode of VT or VF?

Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy using propofol if I have Brugada syndrome? Will it cause an episode of VT or VF?

Yes with precautions: Although propofol may result in malignant arrhythmias in some Brugada syndrome patients, it has been used uneventfully in numerous other Brugada syndrome patients. When appropriate measures are taken anesthesia with propofol can most often be performed safely in Brugada syndrome patients. For detailed information on anesthesia in Brugada syndrome see: http://bit. Ly/2bhf1Zz ...Read more

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Can propofol infusion syndrome happen from back to back bolus injections? Or only from long term high dose continuous infusions?

Can propofol infusion syndrome happen from back to back bolus injections? Or only from long term high dose continuous infusions?

Propofol...: Propofol is a strong anesthetic typically used during surgery. It is administered every 10 seconds until onset of anesthesia, total dosage 1 to 2 mg/kg IV. It inhibits the NMDA subtype of glutamate receptors, and has agonistic activity at the GABA A receptor. It can cause respiratory suppression, confusion, hypotension, myocardial infarction, seizures. It can cause these reactions acutely. ...Read more

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Having an endoscopy tomorrow. Doc told me propofol being used. Will that knock me out or will I be in la la land? Am a little scared.

Having an endoscopy tomorrow. Doc told me propofol being used. Will that knock me out or will I be in la la land? Am a little scared.

Very flexible: Propofol can be adjusted from very light where you just feel tipsy to all the way asleep. Talk to your doctor about how asleep you wish to be and they will work with you. ...Read more

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Having colontest next month with propofol had it before during surgery will I be ok with it since ive had before afraid ill stop breathing?

Having colontest next month with propofol had it before during surgery will I be ok with it since ive had before afraid ill stop breathing?

If you: Have an anesthesiologist monitoring you if you do stop breathing it will not be a problem. Versed is an alternative that is much less likely to stop breathing but not as pleasant overall ...Read more

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I am scheduled for a colonoscopy. Is a facility able to enforce anesthesia if I do not want to take it. They use propofol and I don't want it.

I am scheduled for a colonoscopy. Is a facility able to enforce anesthesia if I do not want to take it. They use propofol and I don't want it.

Informed consent: Nothing should be done before explaining pros and cons and obtaining your permission. Propofol is not the only choice, although it is probably best drug for it today. One can undergo colonoscopy without any anesthesia, the experience is likely to be quite unpleasant and stressful and conditions for the doctor performing it suboptimal, so I would invite you to address all your concerns beforehand. ...Read more

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New gastro dr. Wants to do upper GI scope with Propofol. She says it's much better and no risks? Not the best with sedation. Nervous. Any risks?

Great medication: First have an anesthesiologist inject the drug due to the possibility of loosing the airway. Propofol will cause a rapid loss of conscious with a duration of under 10 min. It will me the only drug required in most of the cases patients awaken smoothly with little risk of prolonged sedation nausea and vomiting. There is no awareness and they can get discharged quickly ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Propofol (Definition)

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


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Diprivan (Definition)

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