PROPOFOL

(pro’po-fol)
Diprivan
Classifications:
central nervous system agent, general anesthesia; sedative-hypnotic
Prototype: Thiopental
Pregnancy Category: B

NURSING IMPLICATIONS

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.

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