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What type of sedation is safer for a colonoscopy? Concerned about propofol.

What type of sedation is safer for a colonoscopy? Concerned about propofol.

Proofol: Is probably the best, it wears completely off in very short time. Benzodiazepines and narcotics, even short-acting, have a residual effect making you drowsy and possibly sick for the rest of the day. Propofol is an antiemetic. But Propofol requires constant monitoring and special skills to administer to be as safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Is sedation always used for an endoscopy for an adult? If so, which drug is used? What are the risks with the sedation?

Is sedation always used for an endoscopy for an adult? If so, which drug is used? What are the risks with the sedation?

Conscious sedation: during endoscopy the doctor usually uses a combination of drugs which can vary depending on the doctor's preference. One of the meds the use is versed. The main side effect of conscious sedation is respiratory depression so they monitor your oxygen levels as well as other vital signs throughout the procedure. Ask your doctor for the specific meds he uses as well as side effects. ...Read more

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What dose of Valium is usually used for sedation during procedures?

What dose of Valium is usually used for sedation during procedures?

Usually 5-10mg IV: Hope that answers your question. If taken orally, the dose is the same, but you don't get the amnesia effect that you get from it iv. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Sedation: Not on me. Knee surgery is much more involved than the colonoscopy. Give me the good stuff for the knee surgery. ...Read more

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How is sedation used for refractory vomiting?

How is sedation used for refractory vomiting?

No sedation: Sedation is not used for refractory vomiting as there would be danger of the sedated patient aspirating her vomitus which could be lethal. Rather, antiemetics and/or nasogastric intubation are used. We try not to sedate the patient or induce drowsiness unless a nasogastric tube is draining the stomach contents. ...Read more

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Propofol,versed,fatanyl given. together for colonoscopy is this general anesthesia or a strong sedative. If so which is safer? I

Propofol,versed,fatanyl given. together for colonoscopy is this general anesthesia or a strong sedative. If so which is safer? I

They are both safe: These drugs can be used as sedation OR general anesthesia. It is determined by the amounts given and the patient's physiologic response. Both general anesthesia and conscious sedation are safe in the hands of a competent anesthesia provider who takes in account the patient's medical history, medications and physical condition. ...Read more

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What dosage of propofol is suggested for light sedation?

Titration: And monitoring carefully is the best indication of the proper dosage for propofol, 30mg is a good starting point, depends on other medications, weight, and individual variation. Profofol wears off so quickly it requires an infusion or frequent administration. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is used for perirectal fistulectomies?

What anesthesia is used for perirectal fistulectomies?

Varies: you might have a GA, a spinal anesthestic or a sedation type of anesthestic choice depends on patient, surgeon and anesthesiologist ...Read more

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Is versed a dangerous drug for colonoscopy? What are the side effects?

Is versed a dangerous drug for colonoscopy? What are the side effects?

Versed: It can usually be used safely. There is a drug that can rapidly reverse it's effects. Although the incidence of respiratory depression/arrest is low (0.1-0.5%) when Midazolam is administered alone at normal doses, [47][48] the concomitant use with CNS acting drugs, mainly analgesic opiates, may increase the possibility of hypotension, respiratory depression, respiratory arrest. www.wikipedia.com. ...Read more

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What sedatives are used before a gastroscopy procedure?

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What sedatives are used before a  gastroscopy procedure?

Sedatives: Mild sedatives are usually used for minor scope procedure, along with local anesthetic spray to throat to get the scope to go in without discomfort. ...Read more

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Is I.V. sedation (Midazolam+Fentanyl) for dental procedure, safe for hypertensive/tachycardic person who is on Coversyl? Is there no side effect?

Is I.V. sedation (Midazolam+Fentanyl) for dental procedure, safe for hypertensive/tachycardic person who is on Coversyl? Is there no side effect?

Interaction Check: We don't have Coversyl here in the U.S, but it's in the drug class called ACE inhibitors, of which we have many. ACE inhibitors should not interact with fentanyl+midazolam that you will be receiving for your procedure. However, make sure your dentist knows you're on a ACE inhibitor.Unrelated to your question,any dentist using sedation should have resuscitative equipment and supplies in the office. ...Read more

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What kind of IV sedation is used for a spinal block?

What kind of IV sedation is used for a spinal block?

It varies: It will depend on the practitioner and your level of anxiety. Typically, an anxiolytic such as midazolam will be used, perhaps in combination with a low dose narcotic such as fentanyl. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is used for amputations?

What anesthesia is used for amputations?

Options exist: Depends on which part of the body needs to be amputated. For a toe amp, local anes w/ sedation may be adequate. Spinal or epidural anesthesia may be used for leg operations. If inadequate circulation of blood to the leg is the problem, and blood thinners are being used, then spinal or epidural can't be used because of risk of bleeding. General anesthesia is always possible. ...Read more

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What is used for local anesthesia?

What is used for local anesthesia?

Local anesthetics: There are many LAs (local anesthetics) that are used. Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Bupivacaine are just a few. ...Read more

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Is generlac used as a prep for colonoscopy?

Is generlac used as a prep for colonoscopy?

Any laxative can!: The goal of the prep is to eliminate stool. Diet plays an important role- avoiding fruits and vegetables for a couple of days helps. Then the laxatives come in. Everyone is different in response to laxatives. Doctors find "preps" they like- if you follow their instructions, you should have a complete exam. ...Read more

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What is the standard ER procedure for seizures?

What is the standard ER procedure for seizures?

It depends: If the patient is seizing, there are medications to administer to stop the seizure. If the pateint is no longer seizing, they may check a few tests and examine them to see why they had the seizure. Sometimes the er may start them on an antiepileptic medication. It depends entirely on the situation. There is no "standard procedure" since every patient is different. ...Read more

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What medication is given before a colonoscopy?

What medication is given before a colonoscopy?

Liquid : Usually a powder mixed in liquid like GoLytely or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) sometimes with tablets added like dulcolax. The amount of liquid is substantial, like 48oz. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for propofol overdose?

Respiratory support: Not sure how that could happen. Propofol should only be used by a skilled anesthesia provider. It will cause respiratory and circulatory collapse if used incorrectly. ...Read more

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