some said that propofol is a sedation but it has a paralyzing effect to the patient on continuous infusion
28 Aug 2010
Propofol is a short-acting, intravenously administered hypnotic agent. Its uses include the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia, sedation for mechanically ventilated adults, and procedural sedation. Propofol is also commonly used in veterinary medicine. Propofol is approved for use in more than 50 countries, and generic versions are available.
Chemically, propofol is unrelated to barbiturates, and has largely replaced sodium thiopental (Pentothal) for induction of anesthesia because recovery from propofol is more rapid and "clear" when compared with thiopental. Propofol is not considered an analgesic, so opioids such as fentanyl may be combined with propofol to alleviate pain. Due to its amnestic effects and appearance as a white liquid, propofol has been humorously dubbed "milk of amnesia" by doctors.-
- Propofol Information for Consumers
- Propofol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Propofol (detailed)
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Mother-in-law uses propofol patch now for severe arthritis pain, 89 years old.Can not find ANY information on it.
3 answers • 17 Oct 2011
... anaesthesia specially in foetal distress cases
1 answer • 21 Jan 2012
i had propofol injected while having surgery for a stent inserted for kidney stones. The IV was not properly in my veins and when the Propofol was ...
1 answer • 7 Sep 2013
where propofol do its worke in the body and where it act
2 answers • 19 Nov 2013
husband had a massive brain bleed due to coumadin. Been sedated with propofol for 12days now, turned off and waiting for him to wake
2 answers • 19 Dec 2013