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Brand name: Propofol 1% (Lipuro)

Propofol 1% (Lipuro) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) propofol. On this page you will find out more about Propofol 1% (Lipuro), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: propofol

Information for medicine and pack size:
Propofol 1% (Lipuro) 200 mg/20 mL injection emulsion, 5 x 20 mL ampoules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Induction of General Anaesthesia in Children and Adults Propofol-Lipuro 1% 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 1% 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-Lipuro has no analgesic properties. Sedation during Intensive Care in Adults Propofol-Lipuro 1% may be used in adults for sedation of ventilated patients receiving intensive care. Conscious Sedation for Surgical and Diagnostic Procedures in Adults Propofol-Lipuro 1% may also be used in adults for monitored conscious sedation for surgical and diagnostic procedures.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance white, milky oil in water emulsion
Dosage Form Injection, intravenous infusion
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
5 x 20 mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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