Propofol- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Propofol is a drug for Anaesthesia
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Propofol is used for
1. Induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia
2. Sedation
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms INJECTIONS
Contraindications 1. Sedation in children and adolescents ≤16years
2. Hypersensitivity to propofol.
Adverse Effects1. Cardiac impairment
2. Respiratory impairment
3. Elderly
3. Hypovolaemia
4. Epilepsy
5. Hypotension
6. Patients with high intracranial pressure
7. Monitor blood-lipid concentration if the risk of fat over-load or if sedation longer than 3 days
8. Hepatic impairment
9. Renal impairment
10. Pregnancy
Pregnancy Category B

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