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What is the treatment for propofol overdose?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology

In brief: Supportive treatment

There is no specific antidote for too much propofol.
But it is a short-acting medication. If the blood pressure is too low, the anesthesiologist will give fluids and meds to support bp. If breathing slows or stops, we would ventilate by mask and/or insert a breathing tube to support breathing. As long as the problems are recognized promptly, they are easily managed by a trained professional.

In brief: Supportive treatment

There is no specific antidote for too much propofol.
But it is a short-acting medication. If the blood pressure is too low, the anesthesiologist will give fluids and meds to support bp. If breathing slows or stops, we would ventilate by mask and/or insert a breathing tube to support breathing. As long as the problems are recognized promptly, they are easily managed by a trained professional.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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