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PROPOFOL (proe POE fol) is an anesthetic. It is used to produce relaxation and sleep before or during surgery. It is also used in patients on a ventilator.
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 months for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
This does not apply. This medicine is not for regular use.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
You should make sure you get enough zinc while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.
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