Active ingredients: propofol
What it is used for
Because of the difficulty in titrating small volumes, Propofol-Lipuro 2% should not be used in children aged from one month to 3 years.,Induction of General Anaesthesia in Children and Adults Propofol-Lipuro is a short-acting intravenous anaesthetic agent suitable for induction of general anaesthesia in adults and children aged one month and older.,Maintenance of General Anaesthesia in Children and Adults Propofol-Lipuro is a short acting intravenous anaesthetic agent suitable for maintenance of general anaesthesia in adults and children aged 3 years and older.,Propofol-Lipuro 1% may also be used for maintenance of general anaesthesia in children aged from one month to 3 years for procedures not exceeding 60 minutes, unless alternative anaesthetic agents should be avoided.,Propofol has no analgesic properties.,Use for Sedation During Intensive Care in Adults Propofol-Lipuro may also be used in patients >16 years for sedation of ventilated patients receiving intensive care.,Conscious Sedation for Surgical and diagnostic Procedures Propofol-Lipuro may also be used for monitored conscious sedation for surgical and diagnostic procedures in, Propofol-Lipuro 1%: adults and children aged one month and older. Propofol-Lipuro 2%: adults and children aged 3 years and older.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Milky white oil-in-water emulsion in a colourless glass infusion bottle, sealed with a grey rubber stopper and aluminium seal with red polypropylene flip-off insert
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient propofol
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems