some said that propofol is a sedation but it has a paralyzing effect to the patient on continuous infusion
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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