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Dr. James Krick
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Rocuronium (Overview)

Rocuronium is a neuromuscular blocker which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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Can nalbuphine (nubain) be used intrathecally?

Can  nalbuphine (nubain) be used intrathecally?

No: Only three drugs are fda approved for intrathecal administration: morphine, Baclofen and ziconotide. Other medications are used by physician discretion. Nalbuphine has not being used at all. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Rocuronium (Overview)

Rocuronium is a neuromuscular blocker which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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What can you tell me about rocuronium use in anethesia?

What can you tell me about rocuronium use in anethesia?

Muscle relaxant: Rocuronium is a muscle relaxant, or paralyzing agent used in anesthesia. It is used to facilitate intubation at the beginning of surgery, and then also used to help the surgeon during the operation. ...Read more

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What is mivacurium chloride?

What is mivacurium chloride?

Muscle relaxant: this is a type of short acting muscle paralyzing agent given with a GA to facilitate the surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Is desflurane only administered by inhalation?

Is desflurane only administered by inhalation?

Yes: Desflurane is in a liquid state at room temperature. It turns into a gas when administered via an anesthesia machine. It should only be administered in a controlled fashion by an appropriately credentialed anesthesiologist in an appropriate environment. ...Read more

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What anesthetic drugs percipitate seizures.?

What anesthetic drugs percipitate seizures.?

Very Few..: Very few actually precipitate (cause) seizures, although many anesthetic drugs and drugs administered in the "peri-operative . Period" do lower the seizure threshold. This might "increase" the possibility of a seizure if these drugs were given in unusually large amounts, which they rarely are...Narcotics, ketamine, anticholinergics, antihistamines, insulin, some antibiotics. No worry! ...Read more

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Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Course of addiction : Typically drug addicts use drugs because of the way it makes them feel. Drugs of abuse are fast acting, hit the reward center of the brain and are thus reinforcing. As tolerance for the drug's effects develop, people take more of the drug in hope of obtaining the same high feeling. Physical dependence occurs and the drug is taken no longer to get high but to try to feel normal & avoid withdrawal. ...Read more

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Are nembutal and seconal (secobarbital) illegal drugs?

Are nembutal and seconal (secobarbital) illegal drugs?

If they are not Rx: If these are not prescribed for you they are. These are drugs used in monitored setting, not for home use usually. It is like Propofol for michael jackson. ...Read more

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How is bupivacaine administered?

How is bupivacaine administered?

Multiple ways: Bupivacaine is a long-acting local anesthetic. As such, it can be injected around a site to be operated on (local infiltration), around a nerve or group of nerves supplying an area of the body (a nerve block), into the sac of fluid bathing the spinal cord (spinal block) or outside that sac (epidural block), essentially numbing up a larger area (usually the lower half of the body) ...Read more

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Is botox safe?

Is botox safe?

Yes: Botox has been used for years in many medical applications. The amount of Botox used for the typical cosmetic treatment of moderate expression lines of the face is 1/10 to 1/3 the amount used in other medical conditions. The biggest contraindications for the general healthy public include pregnancy and breast feeding or active infection at the site of treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is botox safe?

Is botox safe?

Yes: Like any product, its safety of the is dependent upon and responsive to the person administering it & it's quality. Botox is a purified protein that alters the muscles ability to cause lines and deep wrinkles around the outer eyes and forehead. Choose a physician wisely and do not go overboard with removing all lines or wrinkles. Animation is good! Be smart! www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more

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Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Two different meds: If I understood your question correctly, lidocaine (an amide) is also a local anesthetic, yet chemically it is different from tetracaine (an ester). The chance of allergic reaction is higher with ester-type drug (Novocaine, tetracaine). Duration and metabolism is also different. One should consult a doctor with the specific questions regarding safety. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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IV general anesthesia VS inhaled general anesthesia.. Which is more commonly used?

IV general anesthesia VS inhaled general anesthesia.. Which is more commonly used?

Both used commonly: Both are used commonly. Many times combined. This way you less of each type and can decrease the side effects. If I had a choice I would go w IV anesthesia. ...Read more

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When is enflurane used?

Not used any more : In our instution Enflurane is not used at all, now we have newer agents with less sideeffects like sevoflurane and desflurane. We also sometimes use Isoflurane which has very good saftey record and has been around for a long time. ...Read more

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Benztropine mesylate uses?

Benztropine mesylate uses?

There are a few uses: Benztropine is an anticholinergic drug used to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic treatment, such as pseudoparkinsonism and dystonia. It is also a second-line drug for the treatment of parkinson's disease. It improves tremor but not rigidity and bradykinesia. It is also sometimes used for dystonia, a rare disorder that causes abnormal muscle contraction. ...Read more

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Is acepromazine like ketamine?

Is acepromazine like ketamine?

No: Acepromazine and ketamine can both be used as animal anesthetics, but they are not the same drug. Ketamine is a nonbarbiturate anesthetic, and acepromazine is a phenothiazine related to thorazine (chlorpromazine) ( the first human antipsychotic agent discovered). Sometimes veterinarians may use the 2 of these drugs together. ...Read more

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When is inapsine (droperidol) used?

When is inapsine (droperidol) used?

Refractory PONV: Inapsine (droperidol) is also known as Droperidol which was extensively used in 90s then it had fda warning for qt prolongation leading to cardiac arrest so we have not been using it unless patients have resistant postoperative nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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When is atracurium used?

When is atracurium used?

Renal failure/insuff: Atracurium is a muscle relaxant which is not dependent on kidney for elimination. So we use it for patients with poor kidney function or failure. ...Read more

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What does rocuronium bromide do to the body?

What does rocuronium bromide do to the body?

Relax all muscles: Rocuronium bromide is what is called a non depolarizing muscle relaxant. It prevents the transmission of nerve signals to contract muscles. It binds to the site where a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine normally binds to transmit the signal for muscle contraction. It is often used to facilitate intubation and the work of surgeons. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about rocuronium use in anethesia?

Muscle relaxant: Rocuronium is a muscle relaxant, or paralyzing agent used in anesthesia. It is used to facilitate intubation at the beginning of surgery, and then also used to help the surgeon during the operation. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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What is art?

What is art?

Yes: Ivf is art(assisted reproductive technology) that allows egg and sperm to be placed together in a petri dish either conventionally or with icsi where the sperm is placed directly into the egg. ...Read more

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Why am I fat?

Why am I fat?

110?: The general answer is eat too much and exercise too little, BUT at your age it makes little difference. Eat what you want and be happy! ...Read more

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What is love?

What is love?

A small word: with a universe of meanings. "In love" is an obsessive infatuation. It feels great but it's overrated as being 'true love.' Mature love is different. The object of love is priceless, greater than your most valuable possession. But you don't cling or control- you want the beloved to have the best, even if it costs you. The great teachers agree: Love yourself and love the other just as much. ...Read more

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Is this free?

Is this free?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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What is etoh?

What is etoh?

ETOH is ethanol: Etoh is ethanol, which is the type of alcohol in our alcoholic beverages. ...Read more

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My body 55 g?

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55g of what?: Sorry, you will need to provide far more information or an actual question to get help. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Zemuron (Definition)

Zemuron is a neuromuscular blocker which is a ...Read more