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Is porporol safe when given by an anesthesiologist? I'm terrified! Is it safer than versed & fentanyl? Is it worth getting it just for endoscopy?
Propofol is safe: propofol is an extremely safe drug when administer by an anesthesiologist. It is commonly used in short procedures such as upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. In my centers we do 15 to 20 procedures daily and all our patients love our propofol anesthetic. Superior than using combination of versed and fentanyl. Propofol is shorter acting which translate into quicker awakening ...Read more
Had EGD performed today & was given Versed & Fentanyl before procedure. I think I woke up during it. My dr. said he gave me diphenhydramine too. Why?
Reasonable choices: the agents that you mention are quite standard for endoscopy. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), commonly used for allergies or sleep, when used properly can have additive effects in keeping moderate sedation for endoscopy. None of these agents are full anesthesia, thus commonly people recall waking up, but dose and experience can vary greatly not only with person, but from session to session ...Read more
Unusual, But...: If you received anesthesia (I.V. Sedation) during the procedure as is common, and your eyes were taped gently closed for your protection while you were sleeping (or not), a minor eye abrasion needs to be ruled out. This is very uncommon, but can occur. If so, it is easy to treat and is self-limited. Speak to your endoscopist or anesthesiologist... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor wants to use propofol on me for my endoscopy because he said versed & fentanyl didnt work well w/ my colonoscopy . Is propofol safer?
It is a safe drug: Propofol is a safe drug if administer by an anesthesiologist or a CRNA. During administration of the drug the patient has to be fully monitored. The monitors are the following. Ekg, blood pressure, pulse oxymeter ( measures the blood oxygen content) and a capnogram (measure the end tidal co2). The drug is short acting, intravenously administered. ...Read more
Withdrawal syndrome of versed and fentanyl postoperative in baby is it associated with loss if appetite and weight ?
Hello Egypt: Withdrawal from meds taken during surgery, not going to cause weight loss, decreased appetite. Pray your baby is restored to health. Any concerns you can discuss with the anesthesiologist there who gave the medicine. It is a very scary time for you. If surgery is prolonged or use of medicine is prolonged, then it's a different issue and can cause withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy and gastroscopy with versed and fentanyl? However, sedation did not work and felt everything. How could this happen?
Why do many GI specialists insist on using fentanyl/versed as their apparent universal sedation methodology, including arbitrary follow-on dose?
It's effective: It is effective for sedation and pain control and is safe without too many adverse effects. Both can be reversed easily if needed. Also, it's what everyone is used to using and that is beneficial to the doctor, the nurses and ultimately the patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers