25.04 Propofol (Diprivan)

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Generic Name


Trade Name



anesthesia, induction, sedation,


hypnotic, produces amnesia with no analgesic properties

Therapeutic Class

general anesthetic

Pharmacologic Class


Nursing Considerations

• use cautiously with CVD, lipid disorder, increased ICP
• can cause apnea, bradycardia, hypotension
• burning and pain at insertion site
• can turn urine green
• assess respiratory status and hemodynamics
• maintain patent airway
• assess level of sedation

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