If Im having a surgery and they are using MAC anesthesia and I use 2mg of suboxone a day i buy them off the streets will this make my anesthesia not work
Will suboxone affect MAC anesthesia?
Question posted by memawluvs on 4 April 2011
Last updated on 5 April 2011 by Anonymous
I am not sure what MAC anesthesia is, however it is necessary to tell both the surgeon and the anesthesiologist about the suboxone. They often use meds to put you to sleep that could actually cause you to stop breathing. I know you are on a small dose, but you still must tell the anesthesiologist at least, I would also tell the surgeon too. You know the subs is going to block the opiates for a few days, right. If you stop the subs a day or 2 earlier than the surgery, you may be able to get the opiates to work. Suboxone.com has a tollfree number on their webpage, if you need more info, call it.
Its definitely something you need to tell your doctor and anesthiologist. They should still be able to do the anesthesia, but will need to factor in the subozone. Have you considered that they may need to give you narcotics as pain medication during your procedure? Often a narcotic will be used as part of your anesthesia, for pain relief and for the sedation. I don't know what you are having done, but it is imperative that you let the doctor doing the procedure and the anesthiologist know about the subozone - it wouldn't be a good time to find out when you are having trouble breathing because of too much sedation, or needing pain relief and finding out it won't work!
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