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Dr. Stephen Lockhart
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Thiopental (Overview)

thiopeta is an aklylating agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


Dr. Stephen Lockhart
92 doctors shared insights

Thiopental (Overview)

thiopeta is an aklylating agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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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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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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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?

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?

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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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

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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?

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

Pentothal (Definition)

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


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