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What is propofol?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
8 doctors agree
In brief: Anesthesia drug
It us a drug that we use to induce anesthesia.
It is not for use at home or in patients whose oxygen level is not being monitored.

In brief: Anesthesia drug
It us a drug that we use to induce anesthesia.
It is not for use at home or in patients whose oxygen level is not being monitored.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Robert Greer
Killed Michael Jackson.
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: A safe anesthetic
Propofol is a potent sedative and anesthetic, with many uses, that is very safe when used by trained providers.
It is used to induce and maintain general anesthesia in most operating rooms today, and it can be used for mild to heavy sedation for procedures or in the icu. Be sure you have trained anesthesia providers administering your sedative anesthetics, and discuss your care prior to proceeding.

In brief: A safe anesthetic
Propofol is a potent sedative and anesthetic, with many uses, that is very safe when used by trained providers.
It is used to induce and maintain general anesthesia in most operating rooms today, and it can be used for mild to heavy sedation for procedures or in the icu. Be sure you have trained anesthesia providers administering your sedative anesthetics, and discuss your care prior to proceeding.
Dr. Scott Roethle
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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Anesthetic agent
Famous from michael jackson- but a safe anesthetic when used by people trained to administer anesthesia, and monitor the patient during the anesthesia.
In untrained hands, can be dangerous, causing low blood pressure, respiratory depression etc. Anesthesiologists, crna's, some intensivists are trained to use the drug safely.

In brief: Anesthetic agent
Famous from michael jackson- but a safe anesthetic when used by people trained to administer anesthesia, and monitor the patient during the anesthesia.
In untrained hands, can be dangerous, causing low blood pressure, respiratory depression etc. Anesthesiologists, crna's, some intensivists are trained to use the drug safely.
Dr. John Stork
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Dr. Leslie Garson
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: A sedative hypnotic
Propofol is a drug that anesthesia providers and other doctors use to provide sedation and unconsciousness to patients.
It is unique in that , depending on the dosage given, it can be a mild sedative all the way to a general anesthetic. Propofol is a very safe drug when used by those trained in its administration, in a proper monitored setting, and with strict attention to the patients' status.

In brief: A sedative hypnotic
Propofol is a drug that anesthesia providers and other doctors use to provide sedation and unconsciousness to patients.
It is unique in that , depending on the dosage given, it can be a mild sedative all the way to a general anesthetic. Propofol is a very safe drug when used by those trained in its administration, in a proper monitored setting, and with strict attention to the patients' status.
Dr. Leslie Garson
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Dr. David Edsall
It got a bum rap by Michael jacking hiring a cardiologist to use it. This is like hiring a submarine captain to fly your plane or visa versa.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: General anesthetic
A commonly used general anesthetic that has "pop culture" connotations now due to the death of a pop icon.
It is used in many situations, surgery suite, outpatient centers, er, ICU and ccu's and other specialized settings. It should only be used by someone specifically trained and credentialed in it's use and with all the supporting equipment and personnel needed to use it. Never for home use.

In brief: General anesthetic
A commonly used general anesthetic that has "pop culture" connotations now due to the death of a pop icon.
It is used in many situations, surgery suite, outpatient centers, er, ICU and ccu's and other specialized settings. It should only be used by someone specifically trained and credentialed in it's use and with all the supporting equipment and personnel needed to use it. Never for home use.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Richard Grisoli
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: An anesthetic drug
A drug used to make patients unconscious.

In brief: An anesthetic drug
A drug used to make patients unconscious.
Dr. Richard Grisoli
Dr. Richard Grisoli
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