Propofol

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

  • ₹95 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)
  • ₹150
    Themis Medicare Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹185
    Cachet Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹410
    Alembic Pharmaceuticals 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)