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    Propofol

    Information about Propofol

    Propofol uses

    Propofol is used for general Anaesthesia.

    How propofol works

    Propofol is a general anaesthetic. It works by causing reversible loss of consciousness. This allows surgical procedures to be carried out without pain and distress.

    Common side effects of propofol

    Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Local site pain, Transient apnea, Slow heart rate, Decreased blood pressure
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    Last updated on:
    12 Sep 2017 | 03:39 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Propofol

    • Inform your doctor if you have or ever had seizures or convulsions, high triglycerides, mitochondrial disease.
    • Do not drive or operate machinery for at least 24 hours after you have been treated with propofol, as it may cause dizziness or sleepiness.
    • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop allergic reactions: difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Tell your doctor if you have heart, breathing, kidney or liver problems.
    • Do not consume alcohol before the administration of propofol as it may worsen the side effects.
    • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.


    Content on this page was last updated on 12 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)