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

Apnea (absence of breathing), Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Hypotension (low blood pressure)
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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.


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