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Propofol (International)

Note: 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:



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 2018, Ph. Eur. 9, USP 41)
  • Propofolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • 1% Diprivan
    Aspen Japan, Japan
  • 1% Propofol
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • 2% Propofol
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • ACT Propofol
    Actavis Pharma, Canada
  • Aeprofol
    Dynasty, Philippines
  • Anefol
    Laboratorio Chile, Chile
  • Anepol
    Chompit Company Limited, Thailand; Hana Pharm, South Korea
  • Anesia
    Norameda, Czech Republic
  • Anesia 10 mg/ml
    UAB Norameda, Hungary
  • Anesia 20 mg/ml
    UAB Norameda, Hungary
  • Anespro
    Behrens, Venezuela
  • Anesvan
    Chi Sheng, Thailand; Chi Sheng, Taiwan
  • 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
    Aspen, Belgium; Aspen, Ireland; Aspen, Poland; Aspen Oss, Netherlands; Aspen Pharmacare, Australia; AstraZeneca, Brazil; AstraZeneca, China; AstraZeneca, Cyprus; AstraZeneca, Ecuador; AstraZeneca, Egypt; AstraZeneca, Spain; AstraZeneca, France; AstraZeneca, Georgia; AstraZeneca, Hong Kong; AstraZeneca, Indonesia; AstraZeneca, India; AstraZeneca, Italy; AstraZeneca, Kuwait; AstraZeneca, Lebanon; AstraZeneca, Malaysia; AstraZeneca, Oman; AstraZeneca, Peru; AstraZeneca, Philippines; AstraZeneca, Sweden; AstraZeneca, Taiwan; AstraZeneca, Uruguay; AstraZeneca, Venezuela; AstraZeneca, South Africa; AstraZeneca AE, Greece; AstraZeneca UK, Bulgaria; AstraZeneca UK, Serbia; Corden Pharma, Serbia; Corden Pharma, Russian Federation; Fresenius Kabi, United States; ICI, Pakistan; Pharmacy Retailing, New Zealand; Rimsa, Mexico
  • Diprivan 1%
    Aspen, United Kingdom; Aspen, Malta; Aspen Pharma Trading, Greece; Aspen Pharmacare, Canada; AstraZeneca, Argentina; AstraZeneca, Chile; AstraZeneca, Lithuania; AstraZeneca Singapore, Vietnam
  • Diprivan 10mg/ml
    Aspen, Luxembourg
  • Diprivan 2%
    Aspen, United Kingdom; Aspen Pharma Trading, Greece; AstraZeneca, Argentina; AstraZeneca, Chile
  • Diprivan 20mg/ml
    Aspen, Luxembourg
  • Diprivan PFS
    AstraZeneca, Brazil
  • Diprofen
    Oriental, Taiwan
  • Diprofol
    Laboratorios Biosano, Chile
  • Diprofol 1%
    Synthon Hispania, Israel
  • Diprofol 2%
    Synthon Hispania, Israel
  • Disoprivan 1%
    Aspen, Switzerland; AstraZeneca, Germany
  • Disoprivan 2%
    Aspen, Switzerland; AstraZeneca, Germany
  • Disoprivan PFS 1%
    Aspen, Switzerland
  • Disoprivan PFS 2%
    Aspen, Switzerland
  • Dubernard
    Northia, Argentina
  • Fresofol
    Fresenius, Mexico; Fresenius, Philippines; Fresenius, Taiwan; Fresenius Kabi, Bangladesh; Fresenius Kabi, Hong Kong; Fresenius Kabi, Indonesia; Fresenius Kabi, New Zealand; Medipak, Pakistan
  • Fresofol 1 % MCT/LCT
    Fresenius Kabi, Australia; Fresenius Kabi, New Zealand
  • Fresofol 1%
    Fresenius Kabi, Australia; Fresenius Kabi, Thailand
  • Fresofol 1% MCT
    Fresenius-Kabi, Argentina
  • Fresofol 2% MCT
    Fresenius-Kabi, Argentina
  • Fresofol LCT
    Fresenius, Philippines
  • Fresofol MCT
    Fresenius, Philippines
  • Gobbifol
    Gobbi-Novag, Argentina; Gobbi-Novag, Paraguay
  • Hiremon
    Demo, Greece
  • Hospira Propofol
    Hospira, Philippines
  • Inductofol [veterinary use]
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Indufol
    Teva, Mexico
  • IV-Pro
    Claris Lifesciences, 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
  • Nirfol
    Aculife, Georgia; GP-Pharm, Peru
  • Norfol [veterinary use]
    Norbrook, Norway
  • Norofol [veterinary use]
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Nylosed
    ICN, Lithuania; Polfa Warszawa, Poland
  • Oleo-Lax
    Fada Pharma, Argentina
  • Plofed
    Warsaw Pharmaceutical Works, Bulgaria; Warsaw Pharmaceutical Works, Georgia
  • Plofed 1%
    Polfa Warszawa, Poland
  • PMS-Propofol
    Pharmascience, Canada
  • Pofol
    Dong Kook, Myanmar; Dong Kook, Thailand; ICU VITA, Uruguay; Jeil, South Korea
  • Proanes
    Sanbe, Indonesia
  • Profast
    EQL Pharma, Sweden; Sanofi Romania, Romania
  • Profol
    Claris, Georgia; Ecopharm, Bulgaria; Scott Pharma, Argentina
  • Profol 1%
    Biogalenic, Venezuela
  • Pronesthesin
    Fresenius Kabi, Georgia
  • PropoClear [veterinary use]
    Zoetis, United States
  • PropoClear 10 mg/ml voor katten en honden [veterinary use]
    Wirtz, Netherlands
  • Propoflo [veterinary use]
    Zoetis, United States
  • Propoflo Plus [veterinary use]
    Zoetis, United Kingdom; Zoetis, Ireland
  • Propofol
    B. Braun Medical, Slovakia; Baxter, United States; Bioser SA, Greece; Ceci Farma, Peru; Cherubino, Malta; ESI Lederle Generics, United States; Fresenius, Greece; Fresenius, Oman; Fresenius Kabi, Peru; Fresenius Medical Care, Lebanon; Gensia Sicor, United States; Hospira, United States; Hospira UK Ltd, Greece; Norameda, Malta; Sagent, United States; Seven Pharma, Peru; Watson Pharmaceutical, United States; Eurofarma, Brazil
  • Propofol - Fresenius
    Fresenius Kabi Pharmaceutical, China
  • Propofol [veterinary use]
    Norbrook Laboratoires Ltd., Israel
  • Propofol 1%
    Fresenius Kabi, Japan; Mylan Seiyaku, Japan; Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Propofol 1% Fresenius
    Abbott, Kuwait; Fresenius Kabi, Israel; Fresenius Kabi, Poland; Fresenius Kabi, Serbia; Fresenius Kabi Asia Pacific, Vietnam; Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Macedonia; LIBRA, Uruguay
  • Propofol 1% MCT Fresenius
    Fresenius, Switzerland; Fresenius Kabi, Israel; Fresenius Kabi, Serbia; Fresenius Kabi Austria, Luxembourg; Fresenius Kabi Deutschland, Germany
  • Propofol 1% MCT/LCT Fresenius
    Fresenius Kabi, Hungary; Fresenius Kabi, Poland
  • Propofol 10mg/mL Abbott
    Abbott, Kuwait
  • Propofol 2% MCT Fresenius
    Fresenius, Switzerland; Fresenius Kabi, Israel; Fresenius Kabi Deutschland, Germany
  • Propofol 2% MCT/LCT Fresenius
    Fresenius Kabi, Hungary; Fresenius Kabi, Poland
  • Propofol Abbott
    Abbott Laboratories S.A., China; Abbott Laboratories, Lithuania
  • Propofol B.Braun
    B. Braun, Italy; B. Braun Medical, Denmark; B. Braun Melsungen, Belgium
  • Propofol BioQ Pharma
    Bioq, United Kingdom; BioQ Pharma, Netherlands
  • Propofol Biosano
    Laboratorios Biosano, Chile
  • Propofol Claris
    Claris, Estonia; Claris, Latvia; Claris, Netherlands; Claris, Lithuania
  • Propofol Claris 1%
    Pharmore, Germany
  • Propofol Claris 2%
    Pharmore, Germany
  • Propofol Fresenius
    Fresenius, Egypt; Fresenius, Slovakia; Fresenius, Tunisia; Fresenius, Turkey; Fresenius Kabi Hellas AE, Cyprus; Fresenius Kabi Nederland, Netherlands; Fresenius Kabi, Bulgaria; Fresenius Kabi, Bulgaria; Fresenius Kabi, Czech Republic; Fresenius Kabi, Estonia; Fresenius Kabi, Spain; Fresenius Kabi, France; Fresenius Kabi, Georgia; Fresenius Kabi, Latvia; Fresenius Kabi, South Africa; Fresenius Kabi, Lithuania; Fresenius Kabi Deutschland, Romania
  • 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
    Fresenius Kabi, Sweden; Fresenius Kabi Canada, Canada; Laboratorio Fresenius Kabi Chile, Chile
  • Propofol Fresenius MCT 10mg/ml
    Fresenius Kabi Deutschland, Germany
  • Propofol Gemepe
    Gemepe, Argentina
  • Propofol Genthon
    Genthon, Netherlands
  • Propofol HEXAL 10mg/ml
    Hexal, Germany
  • Propofol HEXAL 20mg/ml
    Hexal, Germany
  • Propofol Hospira
    Alvogen, Croatia (Hrvatska); Hospira, Bulgaria; Hospira, Spain; Hospira, Lithuania; Hospira, Poland; Hospira, Uruguay
  • Propofol IBI
    IBI, Italy
  • Propofol Kabi
    Fresenius Kabi, Georgia; Fresenius Kabi, Italy; Fresenius Kabi Italia, Malta
  • Propofol Lipomed Fresenius
    Fresenius Kabi, Spain
  • Propofol Lipuro
    B. Braun, France; B. Braun Medical, Spain
  • Propofol Lipuro 1%
    B. Braun, France; B. Braun Melsungen, Serbia
  • Propofol Lipuro 2%
    B. Braun, France; B. Braun Melsungen AG, Israel
  • Propofol MCT/LCT - Fresenius
    Fresenius Kabi Pharmaceutical, China
  • Propofol Mylan
    Mylan, France
  • Propofol Norameda
    Norameda, Estonia; Norameda, Latvia; Norameda, Netherlands; UAB Norameda, Poland; Norameda, Lithuania
  • Propofol Panpharma
    Panpharma, France
  • Propofol Sandoz
    Corden, Bulgaria; Lek, Bulgaria; Salutas Pharma, Bulgaria; Sandoz, Australia; Sandoz, Netherlands; Sandoz, Poland; Sandoz, Sweden; Sandoz España, Spain
  • Propofol Sandoz 10mg/ml
    Sandoz, Luxembourg
  • Propofol Sandoz 20mg/ml
    Sandoz, Luxembourg
  • Propofol Unimed
    Unimed & Unihealth, Bangladesh
  • Propofol-B.Braun
    B. Braun Medical, China
  • Propofol-Hospira
    Hospira, China
  • Propofol-Humanity
    Xi'an LiBang, Georgia
  • Propofol-Lipuro
    B. Braun, Bulgaria; B. Braun, Czech Republic; B. Braun, Georgia; B. Braun, Croatia (Hrvatska); B. Braun, Lithuania; B. Braun, Macedonia; B. Braun, Thailand; B. Braun, Tunisia; B. Braun, Turkey; B. Braun, Taiwan; B. Braun Avitum, Poland; B. Braun Medical, Estonia; B. Braun Medical, Hong Kong; B. Braun Medical, Latvia; B. Braun Melsungen AG, Netherlands; Braun, Norway; Braun, Sweden
  • Propofol-Lipuro [veterinary use]
    B. Braun Melsungen, United Kingdom
  • Propofol-Lipuro 1%
    B. Braun, Australia; B. Braun, Malta; B. Braun Melsungen, Cyprus; B. Braun Melsungen AG, Israel; B. BraunB. Braun Melsungen, Romania
  • Propofol-Lipuro 1% 1 g/100ml
    B. Braun Medical, Switzerland
  • Propofol-Lipuro 1% 200 mg/20ml
    B. Braun Medical, Switzerland
  • Propofol-Lipuro 1% 500 mg/50ml
    B. Braun Medical, Switzerland
  • Propofol-Lipuro 10 mg/ml
    B. Braun, Hungary
  • Propofol-Lipuro 10mg/ml
    B. Braun, Austria; B. Braun, Germany
  • Propofol-Lipuro 2%
    B. Braun, Australia; B. Braun Avitum, Poland; B. Braun Medical, Spain
  • Propofol-Lipuro 2% 1 g/50ml
    B. Braun Medical, Switzerland
  • Propofol-Lipuro 20 mg/ml
    B. Braun, Hungary
  • Propofol-Lipuro 20mg/ml
    B. Braun, Austria; B. Braun, Germany
  • Propofol-Lipuro 5 mg/ml
    B. Braun, Hungary
  • Propofol-Lipuro 5mg/ml
    B. Braun, Austria; B. Braun, Germany
  • Propofol-ratiopharm MCT 10mg/ml
    ratiopharm, Germany
  • Propofol-ratiopharm MCT 20mg/ml
    ratiopharm, Germany
  • Propolipid
    Fresenius Kabi, Denmark; Fresenius Kabi, Norway; Fresenius Kabi, Sweden; Fresenius Kabi AB, Iceland
  • Propolipid 2%
    Fresenius Kabi, Belgium
  • Proposure [veterinary use]
    Merial, United Kingdom
  • Proposure 10 mg/ml voor honden en katten [veterinary use]
    Cyton, Netherlands
  • Propovan
    Bharat Serums, India; Cristalia, Paraguay; Cristalia, Uruguay; Palmagyar, Peru
  • Propoven
    Fresenius Kabi, Lithuania; Fresenius Kabi, Latvia
  • Propoven 1%
    Fresenius Kabi, Estonia
  • Propoven 2%
    Fresenius Kabi, Estonia
  • Propovet [veterinary use]
    Axience, France; BGP Products AS, Norway; Ecuphar, Germany; Esteve, Italy; Orion Pharma Animal Health, Sweden; Vetcare, Finland
  • PropoVet 10 mg/ml [veterinary use]
    Zoetis, Netherlands
  • PropoVet 10 mg/ml für Hunde und Katzen [veterinary use]
    Abbott Laboratories, Austria
  • Propovet chiens, chats [veterinary use]
    Zoetis Belgium, Belgium
  • Provive
    Claris, Brazil; Claris, Oman; Claris, Taiwan; Claris Lifesciences, Poland; Claris Lifesciences Ltd, Hong Kong; Myungmoon, South Korea; Norameda, Lithuania; Pharmaplan, South Africa
  • Provive 1%
    AFT Pharmaceuticals, Australia; Baxter, New Zealand
  • Provive MCT-LCT 1%
    Claris Lifesciences, Australia
  • Rapanofal [veterinary use]
    Ivaoes Animal Health, United States
  • Rapinovet [veterinary use]
    Intervet, Netherlands; MSD Animal Health, Italy
  • Recofol
    Bayer, China; Bayer Schering, Taiwan; Biocodex, Sweden; Dexa Medica, Indonesia; Dexa Medica/Leiras, Indonesia; Leiras, Bangladesh; Leiras, Lithuania; Pisa, Mexico; Primex, Malta; Tecsolpar, Spain
  • Recofol EDTA 10mg/ml
    Primex, Switzerland
  • Recofol N 1%
    Primex Pharmaceuticals, Cyprus
  • Repose [veterinary use]
    Norbrook, New Zealand; Norbrook Laboratories Australia, Australia
  • Safol
    Hikma, Lebanon; Novell Pharmaceutical, Indonesia
  • Scanofol [veterinary use]
    Scan Vet, Poland
  • Somnopol
    Aversi, Georgia
  • Spiva
    Alvion Pharmaceuticals M.I.K.E., Greece; Hanai, Peru
  • Spiva with MCT-LCT
    Claris Lifesciences, Philippines
  • Trivam
    Pharos/Hana, Indonesia
  • Troypofol
    Troikaa, Georgia
  • Troypofol 1% W/V
    Delta, Colombia
  • Vetofol [veterinary use]
    Albrecht, Germany; Bayer Vital, Germany; Norbrook Laboratories, Estonia; Norbrook Laboratories, Ireland; VM Pharma, Sweden
  • Vetofol 1.0% w/v [veterinary use]
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Vetofol 10 mg/ml [veterinary use]
    Bayer Santé Animale, France
  • Xenprof
    Laboratorios Jayor, Mexico


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.

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