20 doctors weighed in:

What is propofol?

20 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: General anesthetic

Propofol is used for general anesthesia to keep people unconscious during surgery.
It is used also for monitored anesthesia care sedation, which is a lighter level of anesthesia sometimes used for minor surgeries. It can also be used in the intensive care unit for patients who are on a ventilator. It requires close observation.

In brief: General anesthetic

Propofol is used for general anesthesia to keep people unconscious during surgery.
It is used also for monitored anesthesia care sedation, which is a lighter level of anesthesia sometimes used for minor surgeries. It can also be used in the intensive care unit for patients who are on a ventilator. It requires close observation.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Thank
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
6 doctors agree

In brief: Anesthesia drug

It is a drug used to induce general anesthesia.

In brief: Anesthesia drug

It is a drug used to induce general anesthesia.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Thank
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Induces sleep

Propofol is a medication given only through an iv.
It induces sleep, and can be used either for sedation or to induce general anesthesia. Patients can breathe on their own while receiving it, but it is also possible for them to stop breathing. This is why it is used with care by physicians trained in anesthesiology. The drug became famous by its association with michael jackson's death.

In brief: Induces sleep

Propofol is a medication given only through an iv.
It induces sleep, and can be used either for sedation or to induce general anesthesia. Patients can breathe on their own while receiving it, but it is also possible for them to stop breathing. This is why it is used with care by physicians trained in anesthesiology. The drug became famous by its association with michael jackson's death.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
Thank
Dr. Gabor Racz
Anesthesiology

In brief: General anesthetic

Itis a drug that is injected in your vein and renders you unconscious.
Unpredictable as a sedative. More problems from patients waking up and not know where they are and may jump into a needle and cause damage.

In brief: General anesthetic

Itis a drug that is injected in your vein and renders you unconscious.
Unpredictable as a sedative. More problems from patients waking up and not know where they are and may jump into a needle and cause damage.
Dr. Gabor Racz
Dr. Gabor Racz
Thank
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology

In brief: An anesthetic

Propofol is a very common anesthetic.
At high doses it is used to start or maintain general anesthesia. At low doses it is used as a sedative during procedures or to keep patients calm while on a ventilator. Its white color is from the soybean oil and egg Albumin it is suspended in. Side effects are low blood pressure, stoppage of breathing, loss of airway protection reflexes and injection pain.

In brief: An anesthetic

Propofol is a very common anesthetic.
At high doses it is used to start or maintain general anesthesia. At low doses it is used as a sedative during procedures or to keep patients calm while on a ventilator. Its white color is from the soybean oil and egg Albumin it is suspended in. Side effects are low blood pressure, stoppage of breathing, loss of airway protection reflexes and injection pain.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
Thank
Read more answers from doctors