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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Propofol (Definition)

Propofol is an anesthetic sedative which is a ...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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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 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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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 an absolute Propofol overdose. This is a very useful med for sedation and anesthesia. But, it will lower blood pressure, and in high doses stop breathing. It will cause a patient to relax, so that even if he/she is trying to breathe, the tongue can fall back and obstruct breathing. For all these reasons, an anesthesiologist must always supervise Propofol administration. ...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

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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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What happens if the doctors overdoses you on propofol?

They rescue you.: Propofol is a useful drug that induces anesthesia but can be dangerous. It should only ever be given by a dedicated, anesthesiologist or a crna. It can cause apnea and a significant drop in blood pressure which can cause a heart attack, stroke or even death if left untreated. All of this is preventable and treatable with trained supervision. In the right setting, Propofol is a very safe drug. ...Read more

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Are there other non nauseating anesthetics like propofol?

Are there other non nauseating anesthetics like propofol?

Not all anesthesia: Agents cause nausea. Nausea is associated with anesthesia agents and also specific surgeries that increase the risk of nausea(ponv), like breast, pelvic, eye and ear surgeries. Also increasing the risk of nausea in patient risk factors like history of vertigo or motion sickness. Another factor is pain drugs like narcotics used for postoperative pain. Propofol was used to treat nausea in cancer pat. ...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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What is dosage of propofol for intubation ?

Variable: Multiple factors contribute to the optimal dose such as patient comorbidities, weight and drug tolerance. The dose can be calculated as 1-2.5 mg/kg given as 40mg every 10 seconds until induction. ...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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Dr. Marc Bloom
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Diprivan (Definition)

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