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Also known as Diprivan

Propofol (INN, marketed as Diprivan by AstraZeneca) is a short-acting, intravenously administered hypnotic agent. Its uses include the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia, sedation for mechanically ventilated adults, and procedural sedation. Propofol is also commonly used in veterinary medicine. Propofol is approved for use in more than 50 countries, and generic versions are available.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed propofol to treat cataract, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards), knee ligament or meniscus tear, and dislocation of the shoulder.

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