Propofol

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    Brand Name:Propofol
    Generic:Propofol
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1999-01-04 ,2005-04-19 ,2006-03-17 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Bedford Laboratories
Hospira
Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Injectables
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
Not Available.

About Propofol

Propofol is used for:

Starting or maintaining anesthesia during certain surgeries, tests, or procedures. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Propofol is a general anesthetic. It is unknown exactly how Propofol works.

Side Effects of Propofol

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

  • Change in mood or emotions;
  • dizziness;
  • drowsiness;
  • lack of coordination.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
  • cough;
  • feeling faint;
  • itching;
  • pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site;
  • wheezing.

Who Should Not Take Propofol

Do NOT use Propofol if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Propofol
  • you are allergic to eggs, egg products, soybeans, or soy products

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Interactions with Propofol

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Propofol . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Benzodiazepines (eg, alprazolam), narcotic pain relievers (eg, morphine), or other sedatives (eg, chloral hydrate) because they may increase the risk of Propofol's side effects
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