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Propofol or Diprivan

Propofol

What is Propofol or Diprivan?

Diprivan is a powerful sedative given intravenously to induce and maintain anesthesia or sedation during surgery and certain medical tests and procedures. Medical supervision is required to administer and monitoring is required when administering Diprivan. A special procedure is required to administer Diprivan to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination. Contamination causes individuals to experience fever, chills, and body aches.

What does it look like?

Propofol comes in vials and looks like milk.

How is it used?

Propofol is administered intravenously.

What are its short-term effects?

Possible short term effects include hypotension (low-blood pressure), Dystonia (sustained muscle contractions causing repetitive movements), bradycardia (slow heart rate), inflammation of veins, and blood clots. In epileptic patients there is a risk of seizure during the recovery phase.

What are its long-term effects?

Long-term effects of Diprivan use are unknown.

What is its federal classification?

Not Applicable

Source: FDA, DEA

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