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Do you need an analgesic for colonoscopy if diprivan is given?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Not usually

Diprivan, or propofol, is a medication used by professional anesthesiology personnel for sedation or to induce general anesthesia.
When used for colonoscopy, it makes the patient sleep comfortably and wake up promptly. Since colonoscopy does not usually result in any pain afterwards other than a little cramping, other pain medications are not usually necessary.

In brief: Not usually

Diprivan, or propofol, is a medication used by professional anesthesiology personnel for sedation or to induce general anesthesia.
When used for colonoscopy, it makes the patient sleep comfortably and wake up promptly. Since colonoscopy does not usually result in any pain afterwards other than a little cramping, other pain medications are not usually necessary.
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Anil Abraham
Anesthesiology

In brief: No analgesia

Diprivan/propofol is the predominate drug used for anesthesia during colonoscopies.
It very rare for the need for analgesia such as fentanyl or morphine during this procedure.

In brief: No analgesia

Diprivan/propofol is the predominate drug used for anesthesia during colonoscopies.
It very rare for the need for analgesia such as fentanyl or morphine during this procedure.
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