Information about Propofol

    Propofol uses

    Propofol is used for General Anaesthesia.

    How propofol works

    Propofol causes a reversible loss of consciousness allowing surgery without pain and distress.

    Common side effects of propofol

    Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Local site pain, Transient apnea, Slow heart rate, Decreased blood pressure

    Available Medicine for Propofol

    • ₹96 to ₹482
      Neon Laboratories Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹95 to ₹476
      Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹192 to ₹550
      Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹121 to ₹172
      Celon Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹482
      Claris Lifesciences Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹88 to ₹178
      Themis Medicare Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹194
      Neon Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹336
      Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹130 to ₹307
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹127
      Neon Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    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 13 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)