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What's the therapeutic medication for epidural and spinal anesthesia?

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Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Local anesthetic/nar

It is usually local antsthetics like bupivacaine or, ropivacaine with or without narcotics like fentanyl, morphine etc.
Low dose in spinals and higher dose in epidurals.

In brief: Local anesthetic/nar

It is usually local antsthetics like bupivacaine or, ropivacaine with or without narcotics like fentanyl, morphine etc.
Low dose in spinals and higher dose in epidurals.
Dr. Chetan Patel
Dr. Chetan Patel
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Local Anethesthetics

Primarily this is a local anesthetic.
The major ones that are used included lidocaine, bupivicaine and tetracaine. They vary by the length of time that their effects last.

In brief: Local Anethesthetics

Primarily this is a local anesthetic.
The major ones that are used included lidocaine, bupivicaine and tetracaine. They vary by the length of time that their effects last.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Ernesto Pretto
Anesthesiology

In brief: Local Anesthetics

Local anesthetics are the most commonly used drugs for spinal and epidural anesthesia.
You should consult with your anesthesia doctor about the choices of anesthesia technique and medications. When surgery is planned it is important for you to get to know your anesthesia doctor.

In brief: Local Anesthetics

Local anesthetics are the most commonly used drugs for spinal and epidural anesthesia.
You should consult with your anesthesia doctor about the choices of anesthesia technique and medications. When surgery is planned it is important for you to get to know your anesthesia doctor.
Dr. Ernesto Pretto
Dr. Ernesto Pretto
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