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Omar S. Manejwala, MD Speaks Out Nationally on Diprivan/Propofol Abuse
Date:7/17/2009

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to the recent media attention on Diprivan (Propofol) abuse, the Farley Center at Williamsburg Place, one of the nation's leading addiction treatment centers, has offered to provide expert consultation about this rare disorder. Omar S. Manejwala, M.D., Associate Medical Director for the Farley Center is one of a handful of physicians highly experienced in this area and has appeared nationally recently on programs such as the Early Show on CBS.

Diprivan, is a widely used intravenous sedative medication that is used both for procedures (such as in surgeries or colonoscopies) and for non-procedural sedation. It has been around since the 1980's and is very widely used. It is often described as "milk of amnesia" or "milk of the ICU."

"I've worked with many practitioners who prefer to use it because of its rapid onset and the ability to carefully titrate doses and the rapid recovery afterwards. It has more than a couple of decades of safe, effective use when used appropriately," states Dr. Manejwala.

But only a few cc's more than what's required can trigger fatal respiratory arrest and because Diprivan is such a short-acting medication, heavy abusers must inject it frequently to stay high. As many as 50 to 100 times during a using session is not unheard of. 40% of residents who reportedly abused the anesthetic died from their use of the peril of Diprivan's exquisitely narrow therapeutic window.

Many individuals who are addicted to Diprivan also suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Most commonly, these individuals are initially attempting to self-medicate refractory, persistent insomnia. This insomnia ca
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