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Ativan vs. Propofol for Sedation

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Ativan

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Other Names: Lorazepam

Propofol

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/ 12,903 posts
Other Names: Diprivan
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Lorazepam (initially marketed under the brand names Ativan and Temesta) is a high-potency short-to-intermediate-acting 3-hydroxy benzodiazepine drug that has all five intrinsic benzodiazepine effects: anxiolytic, anterograde amnesia, sedative... Read more on Wikipedia
Propofol (International Nonproprietary Name, marketed as Diprivan by AstraZeneca) is a short-acting, intravenous therapy administered hypnotic agent. Its uses include the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia, sedation for mechanical vent... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Brenda-Baton Rouge, LA
September 6, 2014
Brenda-Baton Rouge, LA wrote
Propofol and colonoscopy
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By Renee
May 30, 2014
Renee wrote
IBS ativan
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By Oldster in Texas
September 14, 2013
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Upper respiratory infection from being sedated with Propofel
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August 29, 2013
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Ativan
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By Persistence
August 14, 2013
Persistence wrote
Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
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Don't use these drugs ..
soufiane  |  November 23, 2014
Nice job, thanks
September 3, 2014
really helps.
mary911  |  March 31, 2014
This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
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What patients are saying about Ativan vs. Propofol

168 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
they were switched over to an ativan gtt for maintenence...
...I've used propofol gtt's temporarily in intubated ...temporary control and allow the ativan time to catch up. Then they were switched over to an ativan gtt for maintenence and taper....
use propofol almost exclusively- except when the pressures...
We use propofol almost exclusively- except when the ...always switch over to something else. Other option is ativan drips. Fentynyl is great when you are having trouble with pressures. Real...
if I was forced to give ativan I'd mix 50mg in 100cc bag...
Its a sort of tough question your asking. We all here believe propofol is a much better agent for ICU sedation. But if I was forced to give ativan I'd mix 50mg in 100cc bag and I'd expect...
if I was forced to give ativan I'd mix 50mg in 100cc bag...
...Its a sort of tough question your asking. We all here believe propofol is a much better agent for ICU sedation. But if I was forced to give ativan I'd mix 50mg in 100cc bag and I'd expect...
and bolusing Ativan Q30 mins. This worked but was much...
...2mg Versed bolus and then dripped Propofol at 20mcg/kg/min, her pressure got soft quickly into the 80s/40s, attending didn't want a pressor so I ended up dc'ing the Propofol and bolusing Ativan...
and bolusing Ativan Q30 mins. This worked but was much...
...a 2mg Versed bolus and then dripped Propofol at 20mcg/kg/min, her pressure got soft quickly into the 80s/40s, attending didn't want a pressor so I ended up dc'ing the Propofol and bolusing Ativan Q...
with Ativan, an amnesiac, is very effective. This was for...
...agree with Allen, propofol, sometimes used with Ativan, an amnesiac, is very effective. This was for ...several years, and Ativan. Well, I woke ...the general anathesia, propofol, the second ...
I've also used ativan and fentanyl both separately...
...the variety in sedation. Seems like just about everyone was using propofol. Now that it isn't ...I've also used ativan and fentanyl both...
you guys using for sedation. ativan drip? fentanyl drip?...
propofol shortage. what to use for sedation after intubation? SDN Members don't see ...residency i primarily used propofol as a drip ...are you guys using for sedation. ativan drip? fentanyl ...
G. Nothing wrong with a little propofol once in a while...
Hey G.  Nothing wrong with a little propofol once in a while , worked out well for my colonoscopy last Spring .  I'll skip the ativan and xanax though .  Love you too G.  We've...
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