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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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    Written By
    Dr. Swati Mishra
    BDS
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    25 Mar 2019 | 01:22 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Propofol

    • Propofol helps induce unconsciousness (sleep) so that surgical operations or other procedures can be performed.
    • It is given to you as an injection by your doctor.
    • After use, you may still feel sleepy for some time. Do not drive or do anything that requires focus until you are sure the effects have subsided.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.


    Content on this page was last updated on 25 March, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)