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Diprivan Patient Information including How Should I Take
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 should I discuss with my health care provider before I receive propofol (Diprivan)?
You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to propofol or to eggs, soy products, or soybeans.
If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely receive this medication. Before you receive propofol, tell your doctor if you have:
- epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
- high triglycerides (fats in the blood);
- liver disease; or
- kidney disease.
FDA pregnancy category B. Propofol is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. However, tell your doctor if you are pregnant before you are treated with propofol.
Propofol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Before you receive this medication, tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How is propofol given (Diprivan)?
Propofol is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein. You will receive this injection in a hospital or surgical setting.
You will relax and fall asleep very quickly after propofol is injected.
Your caregivers will monitor your heart function, blood pressure, and breathing while you are under the effects of propofol.
Additional Diprivan Information
- Diprivan Drug Interactions Center: propofol iv
- Diprivan Side Effects Center
- Diprivan FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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