Classifications: central nervous system agent, general anesthesia; sedative-hypnotic
Pregnancy Category: B
Assessment & Drug Effects
- Monitor hemodynamic status and assess for dose-related hypotension.
- Take seizure precautions. Tonic-clonic seizures have occurred following general anesthesia with propafol.
- Be alert to the potential for drug induced excitation (e.g., twitching, tremor, hyperclonus) and take appropriate safety measures.
- Provide comfort measures; pain at the injection site is quite common especially when small veins are used.