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Can you buy sodium pentothal?

Can you buy sodium pentothal?

No: Sodium Pentothal is a barbiturate used to induce general anesthesia. It can only be given intravenously (into a vein). It must only be used by trained anesthesia personnel who can support breathing and blood pressure. This medication is a controlled substance, only approved for use in the hospital or operating room setting. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pentothal (Definition)

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


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Where do you buy sodium pentothal?

Where do you buy sodium pentothal?

You can't: Thiopental is reserved for usage by trained medical personnel only. ...Read more

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Can you explain pentothal use for surgery?

Can you explain pentothal use for surgery?

PENTOTHAL & SURGERY: Pentothal has been used for surgical procedures for more than 50 years. Check with the doctor who will use it on you for any side effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of getting pentothal?

What are the side effects of getting pentothal?

PENTOTHAL. EFFECTS: Some adverse effects on the heart; coughing & sneezing; itching & hives; anaphylactic shock; shivering. ...Read more

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What is thiopental sodium used for?

What is thiopental sodium used for?

Sedation: Thiopental is a sedative hypnotic agent usually used to induce general anesthesia. ...Read more

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From where I can buy sodium thiopental?

From where I can buy sodium thiopental?

Controled substance: It is controlled substance and you need to have special license to get it. Also it is no longer available for anesthetic use in the us. Other countries may still have it. ...Read more

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Effect of thiopental on postoperative nausea and vomitting?

Effect of thiopental on postoperative nausea and vomitting?

None: It neither causes nor treats post op n ;v. It's used as an induction agent prior to giving inhaled anesthesia agents - some of them do cause n;v. ...Read more

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Does sodium thiopental have a high incidence of post op nausea and vomiting or low?

Does sodium thiopental have a high incidence of post op nausea and vomiting or low?

Unusual: To see this drug used anymore; once a mainstay of anesthesiology practice, stp has a long half-life, delaying "wake-up" and prolonging the recovery period after even short surgeries. Postop nausea had been a minor issue. ...Read more

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Does Methohexital or Thiopental cause a lot of a post operative nausea and vomiting? (I know they're old and rarely used, but when they were used)

Does Methohexital or Thiopental cause a lot of a post operative nausea and vomiting? (I know they're old and rarely used, but when they were used)

Potentially: Yes, those medications can potentially cause nausea and vomiting; the degree of which can be related in part to the person themselves and their sensitivity and also any other medications given with their anesthetic. Good question. ...Read more

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Does Thiopental (when it was used) cause a lot of PONV in itself (not including other vomiting inducing factors in surgery such as opioids, gas, etc)?

Does Thiopental (when it was used) cause a lot of PONV in itself (not including other vomiting inducing factors in surgery such as opioids, gas, etc)?

Thiopental??: Thiopental has not been available for anesthesiologist for many years. The typical drug to induce anesthesia is propofol which is also used two treat postoperative nausea. If we are talking about a surgery since 2011, we are talking about propofol which does not cause postoperative nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Lockhart
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Thiopental (Definition)

Thiopeta is an aklylating agent which is a ...Read more