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Diprivan Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is propofol (Diprivan)?
- What are the possible side effects of propofol (Diprivan)?
- What is the most important information I should know about propofol (Diprivan)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before I receive propofol (Diprivan)?
- How is propofol given (Diprivan)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Diprivan)?
- What happens if I overdose (Diprivan)?
- What should I avoid after receiving propofol (Diprivan)?
- What other drugs will affect propofol (Diprivan)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Diprivan)?
Since propofol is given by a healthcare professional in a controlled setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Diprivan)?
An overdose of propofol is unlikely to occur since the medication is given by a healthcare professional. Your vital signs will be closely watched while you are under anesthesia to make sure the medication is not causing any harmful effects.
What should I avoid after receiving propofol (Diprivan)?
Propofol can cause severe drowsiness or dizziness, which may last for several hours. You will need someone to drive you home after your surgery or procedure. Do not drive yourself or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert for at least 24 hours after you have been treated with propofol.
What other drugs will affect propofol (Diprivan)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- chloral hydrate (Somnote);
- droperidol (Inapsine);
- a barbiturate such as amobarbital (Amytal), butabarbital (Butisol), mephobarbital (Mebaral), secobarbital (Seconal), or phenobarbital (Solfoton);
- diazepam (Valium) or similar medicines such as alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), estazolam (ProSom), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), midazolam (Versed), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), and others; or
- a narcotic medication such as fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic), hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Palladone), morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph, and others), oxycodone (OxyContin), oxymorphone (Numorphan, Opana), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with propofol. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about propofol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Diprivan Information
- Diprivan Drug Interactions Center: propofol iv
- Diprivan Side Effects Center
- Diprivan FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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