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Understanding Propofol: The Powerful Anesthetic

Propofol Injection

Propofol, a powerful anesthetic, is widely used in medical procedures due to its rapid onset and short duration of action. Despite its benefits, one common side effect patients often experience is pain upon injection.

Propofol is a potent, short-acting intravenous anesthetic, often used for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia. It's favored for its rapid onset, easy titration, and favorable side effect profile. Here are some of the key uses of Propofol:

1. General Anesthesia: Propofol is used to put you to sleep and keep you asleep during general anesthesia for surgery or other medical procedures. It is used in adults as well as children 2 months and older.

2. Sedation: Propofol is also used to sedate a patient who is under critical care and needs a mechanical ventilator (breathing machine).

3. Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC): Also known as procedural sedation or conscious sedation, MAC is another use of Propofol.

Remember, Propofol should only be administered by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting. Always consult with a healthcare professional before making any decisions related to your health.

Disclaimer: This information is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.


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