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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Propofol (Overview)

Propofol is an anesthetic sedative which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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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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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Propofol (Overview)

Propofol is an anesthetic sedative which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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Do doctors use propofol for a colonoscopy?

Do doctors use  propofol for a colonoscopy?

Yes: Propofol can be used, many times this requires an additional physician, an anesthesiologist or anesthetist. Sedation by the endoscopist is also accomplished by using versed and fentanyl. Options vary among endoscopists and hospitals. ...Read more

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What happened? My mother had a uterine biopsy and now she thinks its 1994. They used fentanyl, propofol, dexamethasone & Zofran (ondansetron) to anesthetize her.

What happened? My mother had a uterine biopsy and  now she thinks its 1994. They used fentanyl, propofol, dexamethasone & Zofran (ondansetron) to anesthetize her.

Mom confused: Confusion after general anesthesia is not uncommon in elderly patients. The changes can be short lived or last for days. Much depends on previous history of dementia or alzheimer's. Also, sedatives given before surgery or pain medicines given after can cause confusion. Dexamethasome can cause confusion as well. Be aware that uncontrolled pain can cause some elderly patients to be confused. ...Read more

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Every time Ive had outpatient surgery I get overwhelmingly nautious, anything they give me in recovery dosent work, would propofol be better for me?

You might ask: Your anesthesiologist to use propofol, it has antiemetic effects, nitrous oxide can cause nausea as do narcotics. There's always regional anesthesia available for some surgeries. ...Read more

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Is propofol safe for a patient with sleep apnea?

Is propofol safe for a patient with sleep apnea?

Yes, no problem: In fact i had surgery just last week, and Propofol was used for my anesthesia too. I have sleep apnea, and there were no issues whatsoever. Your physician and anesthesiologist do need to know about your apnea, so be sure you tell them in advance. ...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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My 23 yr old daughter was found yesterday unresponsive. Emts gave her propofol and inserted a breathing tube. Tox screen came up negative.?

My 23 yr old daughter was found yesterday unresponsive. Emts gave her propofol and inserted a breathing tube. Tox screen came up negative.?

I'm Sorry!: Forgive the delay in you receiving a response in this troubling situation. I'm hopeful that the causes for your daughter's unfortunate event are currently under review and that a treatment plan has been undertaken. The possibilities here are numerous and consultation with her care advisors and an open discussion is very appropriate. Good wishes out to you both! ...Read more

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Does propofol given for surgery predispose susceptible individuals to dangerous possible lethal cardiac arrhythmias?

Does propofol given for surgery predispose susceptible individuals to dangerous possible lethal cardiac arrhythmias?

Propofol safety: Propofol is generally a safe medication when used appropriately. If a patient is given too much, given the medication too rapidly, or if the patient is hypovolemic or already has cardiac issues, Propofol can potentially cause hypotension which may lead to cardiac arrhythmias. There is no direct cardiac dysrhythmic effect but arrhythmias can occur if Propofol is not given with care. ...Read more

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Propofol. What are the side effects?

Propofol. What are the side effects?

See below : Propofol is used to induce general anesthesia. It causes suppression of respiration and possible circulatory collapse. ...Read more

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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. Marc Bloom
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Diprivan (Definition)

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