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Medicine For Propofol 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?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Im having surgery next week ( septorhinoplasty). Do they ever use propofol by itself or is it always administered with other drugs?
I'm having colonoscopy done. I'm getting propofol sedation. It's this safe? This is a short procedure is the drug be just a little bit? scared f/54
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Propofol has a short half life of a few minutes and neither of the techniques you mention are needed.
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer