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If a patient has acute Porphyria is it dangerous to give

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If a patient has acute Porphyria is it dangerous to give them propofol?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrHoellering replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

I am Dr. Hoellering and pleased to help you with your question.

Many patients with acute Porphyria have been administered Propofol during the last twenty years. Unfavourable courses of anaesthesia were rare and not necessarily connected to Propofol. Thus Propofol is recommended to start anaesthesia, but for longer periods other substances like remifentanil should be preferred.

Expert:  DrHoellering replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A nurse told me the if you have Porphyria you can die just by taking panado so if the patient was given propofol then it could definitely kill them
Expert:  DrHoellering replied 1 year ago.

Do you mean Panadol? This has nothing to do with Propofol.

Expert:  DrHoellering replied 1 year ago.

And Propofol doesn't kill Porphyria patients. Here the nurse is definitely wrong.

Expert:  DrHoellering replied 1 year ago.

You have read my last answer. Wouldn't you like do answer me that I can bring some more light into the dark?