What is Diprivan (Propofol) used for?
Diprivan (Propofol) is a type of anesthetic, which is given to patients prior to diagnostic tests, surgery or other medical procedures. Small doses can help to relieve tension, and help the patient relax. Larger doses can promote sleep or loss of consciousness. It may also be used as a supplement to other anesthetics.
How should I use Diprivan (Propofol)?
Diprivan (Propofol) is administered by injection, by a physician or other healthcare professional. It is usually administered at a hospital, physician's office or other medical care centre, before a surgical procedure takes place.
What are the side effects of Diprivan (Propofol)?
Side effects of Diprivan (Propofol) include dizziness or pain at the injection site. Immediately inform your physician if you notice any of the following:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Diprivan (Propofol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.