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How long is it supposed to it take for a anesthesia IV to take effect?

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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 20 seconds.

If using propofol.

In brief: 20 seconds.

If using propofol.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 30 seconds or less

The IV anesthetics take effect very quickly.

In brief: 30 seconds or less

The IV anesthetics take effect very quickly.
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Dr. Foead Geula
Anesthesiology

In brief: It depends

There are many different IV anesthetic agents with different onset times.
Most agents take effect within seconds to minutes of entering your bloodstream.

In brief: It depends

There are many different IV anesthetic agents with different onset times.
Most agents take effect within seconds to minutes of entering your bloodstream.
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