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How is it possible for an opiate naive person to have no head change while taking narcotic medications would this affect anesthesia during surgery?

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Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Opioid high

The opioid" high" is achieved at a smaller dose in the opioid "virgin" patients than in the chronic user. In general anesthesia we have to limit the amount of opioids given to the patients for pain (we treat the pain under ga too) because when they wake up they have to breathe by themselves.
In addicts, the necessary dose can be 10 times or more to be efficient (due to receptor up regulation).

In brief: Opioid high

The opioid" high" is achieved at a smaller dose in the opioid "virgin" patients than in the chronic user. In general anesthesia we have to limit the amount of opioids given to the patients for pain (we treat the pain under ga too) because when they wake up they have to breathe by themselves.
In addicts, the necessary dose can be 10 times or more to be efficient (due to receptor up regulation).
Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management

In brief: Sedation?

Is that what you mean by head change?

In brief: Sedation?

Is that what you mean by head change?
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: See below

All patient's react differently to medications, wether they have been exposed to them or not.
This is one of the things that we look for during anesthesia, however, the narcotics are not what puts you to sleep or keep you asleep during anesthesia. Resistance to these medications will not be a factor in the operation.

In brief: See below

All patient's react differently to medications, wether they have been exposed to them or not.
This is one of the things that we look for during anesthesia, however, the narcotics are not what puts you to sleep or keep you asleep during anesthesia. Resistance to these medications will not be a factor in the operation.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology

In brief: Opiates

Effect different people differently.
Your anesthesiologist should be able to tell how effective they are at pain control during your surgery. There are non-opiate approaches to pain control that they may try as well.

In brief: Opiates

Effect different people differently.
Your anesthesiologist should be able to tell how effective they are at pain control during your surgery. There are non-opiate approaches to pain control that they may try as well.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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In brief: Good enzymes

May have had some related exposures.
May have good liver and clearance or tolerance experience with drugs or alcohol can make anesthetics more difficult to establish and maintain.

In brief: Good enzymes

May have had some related exposures.
May have good liver and clearance or tolerance experience with drugs or alcohol can make anesthetics more difficult to establish and maintain.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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