Propofol

 

General English name: Propofol

Brand: Diprivan, Propoven

Application: Decreased level of consciousness or anesthesia

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of propofol

Propofol Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking propofol

Contraindications to propofol

Propofol consumption during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of propofol on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Propofol

Special warnings and precautions while taking propofol

Side effects of propofol

Excessive use of propofol (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of propofol

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of propofol

Injectable vial

 

Propofol Drug Information

Propofol is used as an anesthetic for surgery. It is used to initiate anesthesia, as well as to maintain anesthesia during surgery and in low doses, to soothe the patient in critical care or with a ventilator.

 

 Dosage and method of taking propofol

A vial of propofol is usually given to you by a nurse in a hospital during surgery and anesthesia. The dose and amount of this medicine are determined by your doctor.

The propofol vial is injected intravenously.

 

Contraindications to propofol

Note the expiration date of the propofol medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your medicine has expired.

Never give propofol to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Propofol consumption during pregnancy and lactation

Anesthesia drugs may affect the brain development of a child under 3 years of age or an infant whose mother received the drug late in pregnancy. Although these effects are more common when anesthesia is more than 3 hours or repeated, during pregnancy and lactation, you should pay more attention to the use of drugs, drugs can have harmful effects on the fetus or yourself. The effect of propofol on brain development can cause learning or behavioral problems.

 

The effect of propofol on driving and working with machines

Propofol can cause drowsiness and dizziness. Avoid driving or operating machinery as long as it is effective (at least 24 hours). It takes a full day for the effect of this medicine to leave your body.

 

Drug Interactions Propofol

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

After anesthesia with propofol, talk to your doctor about taking sleeping pills, painkillers, cough and cold medicines, muscle relaxants, or medicines for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking propofol

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking propofol:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have a history of epilepsy or seizures.
  • If this is an anesthetic for a child under 3 years old.
  • If you have high blood fats (triglycerides or high cholesterol).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of propofol

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. This medicine may cause fatal and dangerous side effects in some additives, in case of any of these side effects should be reported to your doctor:

feeling sleepy

Respiratory problems, slow breathing or shallow breathing

Mild itching

Fast or slow heartbeat

Minor burning around the venous injection site

Feeling dizzy

Pain at the injection site

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to propofol.

 

Excessive use of propofol (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as severe drowsiness, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of propofol

If you need to keep propofol at home, ask your doctor or nurse how to store it.

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