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Is it safe to undergo operation after taking methamphetamine?

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: I am a methamphetamine user an I have a varicose vein op tomorrow to remove from my leg, now I have today had methamphetamine, will the op still be able to go ahead without complications?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It may not cause any harm

Detailed Answer:
Hello

My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. Normally it does not cause any effect BUT there are few things that you should keep in mind:

1. Drug effect depends upon drug-drug interaction. No one other than anesthetic knows that what type of anesthesia he is giving and if it has interaction with amphetamines.
2. If God forbid something happens during surgery and later blood screening occurs then you will not get a legal right to take any action for that complication because they will blame you for not telling dr before surgery.
3. In most cases no effect occurs but in some cases it does cause interaction with anesthesia medications.


Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it.
Wishing you good health !!
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Is it safe to undergo operation after taking methamphetamine?

Brief Answer: It may not cause any harm Detailed Answer: Hello My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem. I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. Normally it does not cause any effect BUT there are few things that you should keep in mind: 1. Drug effect depends upon drug-drug interaction. No one other than anesthetic knows that what type of anesthesia he is giving and if it has interaction with amphetamines. 2. If God forbid something happens during surgery and later blood screening occurs then you will not get a legal right to take any action for that complication because they will blame you for not telling dr before surgery. 3. In most cases no effect occurs but in some cases it does cause interaction with anesthesia medications. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it. Wishing you good health !!