Propofol

What is it?

Propofol (Diprivan) slows the activity of your brain and nervous system. Propofol is used to help you relax before and during general anesthesia for surgery or other medical procedures. It is also used in critically ill patients who require a breathing tube connected to a ventilator (a machine that moves air in and out of the lungs when a person cannot breathe on their own).

Considerations
  • Change tubing Q12 hours
    • Lipids increase bacterial growth
  • Can change the patient’s urine green.
  • Fast acting
Normal Dosages
  • Standard Drip: 1000mg/100ml
  • Concentration: 10mg/mL
  • Dosing Range: 1-50mcg