Skip to Content


In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Propofol (propofol systemic) is a member of the drug class general anesthetics and is used to treat Anesthesia.

US matches:

UK matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Agent for procedural sedation

Anesthetic, injectable

Chemical Names

2,6-Diisopropylphenol (IUPAC, WHO)

Phenol, 2,6-bis(1-metyletyl)-

Foreign Names

  • Propofolum (Latin)
  • Propofol (German)
  • Propofol (French)
  • Propofol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Propofol (OS: BAN, DCF, USAN, JAN)
  • Disoprofol (IS)
  • ICI 35868 (IS)
  • Propofol (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Propofolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • 1% Propofol Maruishi
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • 2% Propofol Maruishi
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Anefol
    Laboratorio Chile, Chile
  • Anepol
    Hana Pharm, South Korea
  • Anesia
    UAB Norameda, Hungary
  • Anespro
    Behrens, Venezuela
  • Anesvan
    Chi Sheng, Thailand; Chi Sheng, Taiwan
  • Anvar
    EG, Italy
  • Aquafol (veterinary use)
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia
  • B Braun Propofol
    B. Braun Medical, South Africa
  • B.Braun Propofol-Lipuro 0.5 %
    B. Braun Medical, Slovakia
  • Blofop
    Blaskov, Colombia
  • Critifol
    AHPL, India
  • Di Shi Ning
    Jiabo Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd Qingyuan, China
  • Diprifol
    Dong Kook Pharm, Philippines
  • Diprivan
    AstraZeneca, Argentina; AstraZeneca, Australia; AstraZeneca, Belgium; AstraZeneca, Bulgaria; AstraZeneca, Brazil; AstraZeneca, Canada; AstraZeneca, China; AstraZeneca, Cyprus; AstraZeneca, Denmark; AstraZeneca, Ecuador; AstraZeneca, Egypt; AstraZeneca, France; AstraZeneca, Georgia; AstraZeneca, Greece; AstraZeneca, Hong Kong; AstraZeneca, Indonesia; AstraZeneca, Ireland; AstraZeneca, India; AstraZeneca, Italy; AstraZeneca, Lebanon; AstraZeneca, Lithuania; AstraZeneca, Latvia; AstraZeneca, Mexico; AstraZeneca, Malaysia; AstraZeneca, Netherlands; AstraZeneca, New Zealand; AstraZeneca, Oman; AstraZeneca, Peru; AstraZeneca, Philippines; AstraZeneca, Poland; AstraZeneca, Serbia; AstraZeneca, Sweden; AstraZeneca, Taiwan; AstraZeneca, Venezuela; AstraZeneca, South Africa; Corden Pharma, Serbia; Fresenius Kabi, United States
  • Diprivan 1%
    AstraZeneca, Bangladesh; AstraZeneca, Chile; AstraZeneca, Colombia; AstraZeneca, Spain; AstraZeneca, Japan; AstraZeneca, Malta; AstraZeneca, Vietnam; AstraZeneca UK, United Kingdom; Metropolis Healthcare, Malta
  • Diprivan 2%
    AstraZeneca, Chile; AstraZeneca, Spain; AstraZeneca UK, United Kingdom
  • Diprofen
    Oriental, Taiwan
  • Diprofol
    Laboratorios Biosano, Chile; Synthon, Israel
  • Disoprivan
    AstraZeneca, Germany
  • Disoprivan 1%
    AstraZeneca, Switzerland
  • Disoprivan 2%
    AstraZeneca, Switzerland
  • Disoprivan PFS 1%
    AstraZeneca, Switzerland
  • Disoprivan PFS 2%
    AstraZeneca, Switzerland
  • Fresenius Propoven
    APP, United States
  • Fresofol
    Fresenius, Philippines; Fresenius, Taiwan; Fresenius Kabi, Bangladesh; Fresenius Kabi, Hong Kong; Fresenius Kabi, Indonesia; Fresenius Kabi, New Zealand; Fresenius-Kabi, Argentina
  • Fresofol 1%
    Fresenius Kabi, New Zealand; Fresenius Kabi, Thailand
  • Gobbifol
    Gobbi-Novag, Argentina
  • Hospira Propofol
    Hospira, Philippines
  • Le Wei Jing
    ShuLe Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd Sichuan, China
  • Li Meng Xin
    Libang Pharmaceutical, China
  • Lipofol
    Oriental, Taiwan
  • Liprovan
    Oriental, Taiwan
  • Lipuro
    B. Braun Medical, Philippines
  • Narcofol (veterinary use)
    CPPharma, Germany
  • Norfol (veterinary use)
    Norbrook, Norway
  • Norofol (veterinary use)
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Nylosed
    ICN, Lithuania; Polfa Warszawa, Poland
  • Oleo-Lax
    Fada Pharma, Argentina
  • Pacifol (veterinary use)
    Ilium Veterinary Products, Australia
  • Plofed
    Warsaw Pharmaceutical Works, Bulgaria; Warsaw Pharmaceutical Works, Georgia
  • Plofed 1%
    Polfa Warszawa, Poland; Polfa Warszawa S.A., Vietnam
  • PMS-Propofol
    Pharmascience, Georgia; Pharmascience, Tunisia
  • Pofol
    Dong Kook, Myanmar; Dong Kook, Thailand; Jeil, South Korea
  • Proanes
    Sanbe, Indonesia
  • Procare (veterinary use)
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Profol
    Claris, Georgia; Ecopharm, Bulgaria
  • Profolen
    Blausiegel, Brazil
  • PropoClear (veterinary use)
    Fort Dodge Animale Health, United States; Wirtz, Netherlands
  • Propofil
    Fresenius, Greece
  • Propoflo (veterinary use)
    Abbott, United States; Abbott Laboratories U.K., United Kingdom
  • Propoflo Plus (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, Ireland
  • Propofol
    Biosintetica, Brazil; Fresenius, Oman; Fresenius Medical Care, Lebanon
  • Propofol - Fresenius
    Fresenius, China
  • Propofol 1% F
    Fuji Seiyaku, Japan
  • Propofol 1% FK
    Fresenius Kabi, Japan
  • Propofol 1% Fresenius
    Fresenius Kabi, Poland
  • Propofol 1% KABI
    Fresenius Kabi, Japan
  • Propofol 1% MCT Fresenius
    Fresenius, Switzerland
  • Propofol 1% MCT/LCT Fresenius
    Fresenius, Hungary; Fresenius, Slovakia; Fresenius Kabi, Poland
  • Propofol 1% Mylan
    Mylan Seiyaku, Japan
  • Propofol 1% Nichi-Iko
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Propofol 2% MCT Fresenius
    Fresenius, Switzerland
  • Propofol 2% MCT/LCT Fresenius
    Fresenius, Hungary; Fresenius Kabi, Poland
  • Propofol Abbott
    Abbott, China; Hospira, Greece; Abbott Laboratories, Lithuania
  • Propofol Alvia
    Alvia, Greece
  • Propofol APS
    Generis, Portugal
  • Propofol B.Braun
    B. Braun, Italy; B. Braun Medical, Belgium; B. Braun Medical, Denmark
  • Propofol Baxter
    Baxter, United States
  • Propofol Biosano
    Laboratorios Biosano, Chile
  • Propofol Bioser
    Bioser, Greece
  • Propofol Cherubino
    Cherubino, Malta
  • Propofol Claris
    Claris, Estonia; Claris, Netherlands; Claris, Lithuania
  • Propofol Corden
    Corden Pharma, Netherlands
  • Propofol EG
    Eurogenerics, Belgium
  • Propofol Fresenius
    Fresenius, Egypt; Fresenius, Tunisia; Fresenius, Turkey; Fresenius Kabi, Netherlands; Fresenius, Spain; Fresenius, Greece; Fresenius Kabi, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Fresenius Kabi, Bulgaria; Fresenius Kabi, Czech Republic; Fresenius Kabi, Estonia; Fresenius Kabi, France; Fresenius Kabi, Georgia; Fresenius Kabi, Israel; Fresenius Kabi, Portugal; Fresenius Kabi, Serbia; Fresenius Kabi, South Africa; Fresenius, Romania; Fresenius Kabi, Lithuania
  • Propofol Fresenius 1%
    Fresenius Kabi, Croatia (Hrvatska); Fresenius Kabi Austria, Austria
  • Propofol Fresenius 2%
    Fresenius Kabi, Croatia (Hrvatska); Fresenius Kabi Austria, Austria
  • Propofol Fresenius Kabi
    Laboratorio Fresenius Kabi Chile, Chile
  • Propofol Genthon
    Genthon, Netherlands
  • Propofol HEXAL
    Hexal, Germany
  • Propofol Hospira
    Alvogen, Croatia (Hrvatska); Hospira, Estonia; Hospira, Spain; Hospira, Malta; Hospira, Netherlands; Hospira, Poland
  • Propofol Kabi
    Fresenius Kabi, Georgia; Fresenius Kabi, Italy
  • Propofol Lipomed Fresenius
    Fresenius, Spain
  • Propofol Lipuro
    B. Braun, France; B. Braun, Serbia; B. Braun Medical, Spain
  • Propofol Lipuro 1%
    B. Braun, France
  • Propofol Lipuro 2%
    B. Braun, France
  • Propofol Mayne
    Mayne, Spain
  • Propofol MCT Fresenius
    Fresenius Kabi, Serbia
  • Propofol Mylan
    Mylan, France
  • Propofol Norameda
    Norameda, Estonia; Norameda, Netherlands; UAB Norameda, Poland; Norameda, Lithuania; UAB Norameda, Portugal
  • Propofol Northia
    Northia, Argentina
  • Propofol Panpharma
    Panpharma, France
  • Propofol Pfizer
    Pfizer, Portugal
  • Propofol Pharmascience
    Pharmascience, Canada
  • Propofol ratiopharm
    ratiopharm Arzneimittel, Austria
  • Propofol Sandoz
    Sandoz, Belgium; Sandoz, Netherlands; Sandoz, Poland; Sandoz Farmaceutica, Spain
  • Propofol Teva
    Teva, Netherlands
  • Propofol Unimed
    Unimed & Unihealth, Bangladesh
  • Propofol-Hospira
    Hospira, China
  • Propofol-Lipuro
    B. Braun, Czech Republic; B. Braun, Croatia (Hrvatska); B. Braun, Hungary; B. Braun, Lithuania; B. Braun, Oman; B. Braun, Thailand; B. Braun, Tunisia; B. Braun, Turkey; B. Braun, Taiwan; B. Braun Austria, Austria; B. Braun Avitum, Poland; B. Braun Medical, Bulgaria; B. Braun Medical, Switzerland; B. Braun Medical, Estonia; B. Braun Medical, Spain; B. Braun Medical, Hong Kong; B. Braun Medical, Latvia; B. Braun Medical, Netherlands; B. Braun Medical, Portugal; B. Braun Medical, Romania; B. Braun Melsungen, Germany; B. Braun Melsungen AG, Israel; Bioser, Greece; Braun, Norway; Braun, Sweden
  • Propofol-Lipuro 1%
    B. Braun, Malta
  • Propofol-Lipuro 2%
    B. Braun Avitum, Poland
  • Propofol-ratiopharm
    ratiopharm, Germany
  • Propofol-ratiopharm MCT
    ratiopharm, Germany
  • Propogen
    Genepharm, Greece
  • Propolipid
    Fresenius, Belgium; Fresenius, Iceland; Fresenius Kabi, Denmark; Fresenius Kabi, Norway; Fresenius Kabi, Sweden
  • Proposure (veterinary use)
    Merial Italia, Italy
  • Propovan
    Bharat Serums, India; Piramal, Georgia
  • Propoven
    Fresenius Kabi, Lithuania; Fresenius Kabi, Latvia
  • Propoven 1%
    Fresenius Kabi, Estonia
  • Propoven 2%
    Fresenius Kabi, Estonia
  • Propovet (veterinary use)
    Abbott, Netherlands; Abbott Laboratories, Austria; Axience, France; BGP Products AS, Norway; Ecuphar, Germany; Esteve, Italy; Orion Pharma Animal Health, Sweden; Orion Pharma Eläinlääkkeet, Finland; Wirtz, Netherlands
  • Propovet chiens, chats (veterinary use)
    Zoetis Belgium, Belgium
  • Provive
    Claris, Oman; Claris, Portugal; Claris, Taiwan; Claris Lifesciences, Poland; Claris Lifesciences Ltd, Hong Kong; Myungmoon, South Korea; Pharmaplan, South Africa
  • Provive 1%
    AFT, New Zealand
  • Rapinovet (veterinary use)
    Bayer Animal Health, United States; Intervet, Netherlands
  • Recofol
    Algol Pharma, Sweden; Bayer, China; Bayer Schering, Greece; Bayer Schering, Taiwan; Dexa Medica, Indonesia; Dexa Medica/Leiras, Indonesia; Leiras, Bangladesh; Leiras, Lithuania; Pisa, Mexico; Primex, Malta; Primex Pharmaceuticals, Norway; Schering, Oman; Schering Oy, Tunisia
  • Repose (veterinary use)
    Norbrook, New Zealand; Norbrook Laboratories Australia, Australia
  • Ripol
    Corden Pharma, Italy
  • Safol
    Hikma, Lebanon; Novell Pharmaceutical, Indonesia
  • Spiva
    UAB Norameda, Greece
  • Tivafol (veterinary use)
    B. Braun Medical, United Kingdom
  • Trivam
    Pharos/Hana, Indonesia
  • Troypofol
    Delta, Colombia; Troikaa, Georgia
  • Unifol
    Claris Lifesciences UK Ltd, Italy
  • Vetofol (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Bayer Santé Animale, France; Esteve, Italy; Norbrook Laboratories, Ireland; VetMedic, Finland
  • Vetofol 1.0% w/v (veterinary use)
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

Important Notice: The international database is in BETA release. This means it is still under development and may contain inaccuracies. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of any medication in any country is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medication.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.