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Propofol

Hypnotics and Sedatives
CATEGORIES

Hypnotics and Sedatives, Anesthetics, Intravenous


ALIASES

Diprivan, Diprivan®, Propofol Abbott, Propofol Actavis, Propofol Fresenius Kabi, Propofol Sandoz, Propofol-Lipuro, Propofol-®Lipuro, Propolipid, Recofol, Hypro, IV-Pro, Lipuro, Oleo-Lax, Plofed, Profol, Profolen, Propofabb, Propofil, Propofol, Propogen, Propolipid, Propovan, Propoven, Provive, Recofol, Safol, Trivam, Troypofol, Unifol


SUBSTANCES

propofol


ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN: MODERATE
Propofol is an intravenous anaesthetic agent used for induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia. IV administration of propfol is used to induce unconsciousness after which anaesthesia may be maintained using a combination of medications. Recovery from propofol-induced anaesthesia is generally rapid and associated with less frequent side effects (e.g. drowsiness, nausea, vomiting) than with thiopental, methohexital, and etomidate. Propofol may be used prior to diagnostic procedures requiring anaesthesia, in the management of refractory status epilepticus, and for induction and/or maintenance of anaesthesia prior to and during surgeries.

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MODERATE
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