Diprivan

Diprivan is used for sedation and anesthesia during certain procedures. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to egg or soy products.

Diprivan Overview

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Diprivan is a prescription medication used for sedation and anesthesia. Diprivan belongs to a group of drugs called general anesthetics. These work by slowing activity in the brain to prevent pain and allow sleep. 

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional. 

Common side effects of Diprivan include low blood pressure, low heart rate, difficulty breathing, and local irritation at the injection site. 

Diprivan can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Diprivan affects you.

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Uses of Diprivan

Diprivan is a prescription medication used for sedation and anesthesia.  Anesthesia reduces or prevents pain.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses.  Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Propofol

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Diprivan Drug Class

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Side Effects of Diprivan

Serious side effects have been reported with Diprivan. See the "Drug Precautions" section.

Common side effects of Diprivan include the following:

  • low blood pressure
  • low heart rate
  • difficulty breathing
  • local irritation at the injection site
  • rash

This is not a complete list of Diprivan side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. 

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.  You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.