Regular Cannabis-using patients in operations often have a higher need for General Anesthesia. In the case of Propofol, for example, may be more than three times the dose needed, when people take on a daily or weekly marijuana or other hemp products.
The report by researchers Mark Twardowski of the Western Medical Associates in Grand Junction (Colorado, USA) in the professional magazine “The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association”. “Cannabis has some metabolic effects which we do not understand, and the patients need to know that your Cannabis consumption of other drugs may be less effective,” says Twardowski.
Surprisingly, the result was not, says Götz Geldner, Medical Director of the clinic for anesthesiology, intensive care medicine, emergency medicine and pain therapy, Klinikum Ludwigsburg. Patients who take psychoactive substances such as alcohol, need more anesthetic, is anesthesiologists have long known, says the current study, the participating physicians.
In one of the German society for anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine recommended patient questionnaire you will be asked for about ten years after the drug use. After Geldners evaluation more than 90 percent of the German hospitals using a comparable questionnaire.