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Ativan vs. Propofol for Sedation

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Ativan

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Other Names: Lorazepam   Lorazepam Intensol

Propofol

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/ 11,788 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 Oldster in Texas
September 14, 2013
Oldster in Texas wrote
Upper respiratory infection from being sedated with Propofel
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By Cindy L Moore
August 29, 2013
Cindy L Moore wrote
Ativan
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By Persistence
August 14, 2013
Persistence wrote
Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
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

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time to catch up. Then they were switched over to an ativan...
...temporarily in intubated DTing patients that were absolutely flipping out just to get them under temporary control and allow the ativan time to catch up. Then they were switched over to an...
being violent given Ativan (lorazepam). It's incredible...
...25 mg of Propofol is not much ...all the meds he had been given prior to the Propofol. In my work I've seen a number of people who were being violent given Ativan (lorazepam). It's incredible...
if ativan and propofol is a good idea used together for...
...a nurse for3 years. There is nothing quite as disturbing as the senior surgical resident asking if ativan and propofol is a good idea used together for an intubation : ) Know what I...
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...
used propofol as a drip for sedation for intubated...
propofol shortage. what to use for sedation after intubation? SDN Members don't see ...i primarily used propofol as a drip for sedation for intubated ...guys using for sedation. ativan drip?...
to have shakes and was given Ativan in an IV. Member became...
...to have shakes and was given Ativan in an IV. Member became ...had to be restrained and Ativan was increased. Upon increase, member ...taken to ICU and given propofol and a respirator was...
got there. Switched him to Ativan and fentanyl drip. 2mg/hr...
...Right knee dislocation He was intubated and sedated. They took him off propofol when we got there. Switched him to Ativan and fentanyl drip. 2mg/hr and 100mcg/hr. He had an...
everyone i'm 3 years off ativan cold turkey still somewhat...
hey everyone i'm 3 years off ativan cold turkey still somewhat symtomatic my question is i have to get a tooth pulled soon and i'm going under with propofol. i'll only be out for 15 or 20 mins...
propofol could've worked wonders for this pt...propofol...
...a bite block and some propofol could've worked wonders for this pt...propofol is nice, b/c almost as ...can get your assessment, unlike MS/Ativan. Good for weaning too. WHY...
whether to give ativan, versed, or propofol to sedate...
...is asking me if the stuff is done, etc. and then she stops me to yammer more. took her 20 minutes the other day to decide whether to give ativan, versed, or propofol to sedate someone, at 4am on...
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