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Can diprivan use fatal complications during anesthesia?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: It Depends

Propofol is one of the best anesthtics although any medication has its own side effects.

In brief: It Depends

Propofol is one of the best anesthtics although any medication has its own side effects.
Dr. Ali Seifi
Dr. Ali Seifi
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: All

Anesthesia has the potential to cause fatal reactions.
That is one of the risks you sign for when give anesthesia consent. Proper administration and monitoring can make the risks small with a good anesthesiologist.

In brief: All

Anesthesia has the potential to cause fatal reactions.
That is one of the risks you sign for when give anesthesia consent. Proper administration and monitoring can make the risks small with a good anesthesiologist.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diprivan

Will stop you from being able to breathe, it must be administered carefully during sedation, and ventilation must be supported during anesthesia, yes it can cause fatal complications.
Sedation requires an anesthesiologist with diprivan.

In brief: Diprivan

Will stop you from being able to breathe, it must be administered carefully during sedation, and ventilation must be supported during anesthesia, yes it can cause fatal complications.
Sedation requires an anesthesiologist with diprivan.
Dr. William Jenkins
Dr. William Jenkins
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

As has been seen in the national media if this drug is used by people not trained in anesthesia it can cause death.
The medication causes respiratory depression as well as blood pressure decreases. It should only be used by anesthesia providers who are trained to handle patient's airways, as well as the side effects of this drug. In their hands it is very safe.

In brief: Yes

As has been seen in the national media if this drug is used by people not trained in anesthesia it can cause death.
The medication causes respiratory depression as well as blood pressure decreases. It should only be used by anesthesia providers who are trained to handle patient's airways, as well as the side effects of this drug. In their hands it is very safe.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. David Abramson
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

See the tragic death of Michael Jackson.
In the right hands (an anesthetic or other trained professional), Propofol (trade name "Diprivan"), and with appropriate monitoring of vital signs, this is a perfectly safe anesthetic drug. Unfortunately, it is too often administered by untrained people who cannot deal effectively with it's well-known side-effects, such as respiratory depression.

In brief: Yes

See the tragic death of Michael Jackson.
In the right hands (an anesthetic or other trained professional), Propofol (trade name "Diprivan"), and with appropriate monitoring of vital signs, this is a perfectly safe anesthetic drug. Unfortunately, it is too often administered by untrained people who cannot deal effectively with it's well-known side-effects, such as respiratory depression.
Dr. David Abramson
Dr. David Abramson
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Dr. Ernesto Pretto
Anesthesiology

In brief: Propofol

Diprivan, also known as propofol, can be a dangerous drug in the wrong hands.
Only anesthesia providers are qualified to administer Diprivan to patients. When these guidelines are not followed serious complications can ensue.

In brief: Propofol

Diprivan, also known as propofol, can be a dangerous drug in the wrong hands.
Only anesthesia providers are qualified to administer Diprivan to patients. When these guidelines are not followed serious complications can ensue.
Dr. Ernesto Pretto
Dr. Ernesto Pretto
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