What class of drug does propofol belong to?

Propofol is a prescription medication used for sedation and anesthesia. Propofol belongs to a group of drugs called general anesthetics.

What is another name for propofol?

Diprivan (propofol) Injectable Emulsion is a sedative-hypnotic agent used to help you relax before and during general anesthesia for surgery or other medical procedure. It is also used in critically ill patients who require a breathing tube connected to a ventilator.

Is propofol a controlled substance 2020?

Because propofol is not controlled by the DEA, staff can potentially access it more easily than other addictive substances like opioids.

Is propofol an analgesic?

Although propofol is a good sedative and amnestic drug, it does not have analgesic properties.

What is in propofol?

The solution consists of soybean oil, fats purified from egg yolks, and glycerol. Allergic reactions occur, although propofol is generally considered safe for people with egg allergies because people are usually allergic to the proteins in eggs, not the fat.

What ingredients are in propofol?

Each 100 ml vial contains 1000 mg propofol. Excipients: 1 ml emulsion for injection/infusion contains 100 mg soya-bean oil, refined and 0.0018 mmol (0.04 mg) sodium. Each 20 ml ampoule/vial contains 2 g soya-bean oil, refined and 0.036 mmol (0.8 mg) sodium.

Is propofol still used?

Replaced sodium thiopental Propofol is used as an “induction agent”—the drug that causes loss of consciousness— for general anesthesia in major surgery. In lower doses it is also used for “conscious sedation” of patients getting procedures on an outpatient basis at ambulatory surgery centers.

Is propofol a narcotic?

Propofol is not scheduled under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

When should propofol not be used?

Use of this medicine to induce anesthesia in children younger than 3 years of age and to maintain anesthesia in children younger than 2 months of age is not recommended. Safety and efficacy have not been established in children for other approved conditions.

Who should not use propofol?

You should not use propofol if you are allergic to it, or if you have: allergies to peanuts, eggs, egg products, soybeans or soy products.

What is the generic name for propofol?

Propofol. Generic Name: propofol (PROE poe fol) Brand Names: Diprivan, Propoven. Medically reviewed by Kaci Durbin, MD. Last updated on Feb 12, 2019. Overview. Side Effects. Dosage. Professional.

What is propofol (Diprivan)?

Propofol (Diprivan) is used to induce or maintain anesthesia during certain surgeries, tests, or procedures.

What is the FDA doing to investigate propofol use?

The FDA is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) to investigate possible reasons for the patients’ illnesses following propofol administration. The FDA will provide more information as it becomes available. This information reflects FDA’s current analysis of available data concerning this drug.

What are the side effects of propofol?

a light-headed feeling (like you might pass out) even after feeling awake; severe pain or discomfort where the injection is given. Common propofol side effects may include: slight burning or stinging around the IV needle. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.