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Anesthesia After Past LSD Use

02/05/2010

Question:

If LSD (acid) was used 5-10 years ago is it safe to get an epidural, spinal block and general anesthesia? Is one safer than the other because of past LSD use?

Answer:

There isn't any physiological reason why the use of LSD such a long time ago would have an effect on the safety of anesthesia now. This isn't a drug whose effects - other than psychological, perhaps - would persist so long.

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Response by:

Gareth S Kantor, MD Gareth S Kantor, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University