Propofol is used for sedation and anesthesia during certain procedures. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to egg or soy products.
Propofol is a prescription medication used for sedation and anesthesia. Propofol 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 propofol include low blood pressure, low heart rate, difficulty breathing, and local irritation at the injection site.
Propofol can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how propofol affects you.
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Propofol Cautionary Labels
Uses of Propofol
Propofol 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.
Propofol Brand Names
Propofol Drug Class
Propofol is part of the drug class:
Side Effects of Propofol
Serious side effects have been reported with propofol. See the "Drug Precautions" section.
Common side effects of propofol include the following:
- low blood pressure
- low heart rate
- difficulty breathing
- local irritation at the injection site
This is not a complete list of propofol 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.