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How does diprivan differ from opium for treating pain?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Different medication

Opium is related chemically to narcotic pain medications such as morphine, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) dilaudid, vicodin, and oxycontin.
Diprivan is the brand name for propofol, which is a medication used to induce sleep, and is commonly used for sedation and general anesthesia. Both types of medications can lower blood pressure and slow or stop breathing. Diprivan is only for professional anesthesia use.

In brief: Different medication

Opium is related chemically to narcotic pain medications such as morphine, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) dilaudid, vicodin, and oxycontin.
Diprivan is the brand name for propofol, which is a medication used to induce sleep, and is commonly used for sedation and general anesthesia. Both types of medications can lower blood pressure and slow or stop breathing. Diprivan is only for professional anesthesia use.
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: Diprovan not 4 pain

Opium is not available for commercial use.
Diprovan is a sedative drug not a pain reliever.

In brief: Diprovan not 4 pain

Opium is not available for commercial use.
Diprovan is a sedative drug not a pain reliever.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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