Active ingredients: propofol
What it is used for
Diprivan is a short-acting intravenous anaesthetic agent suitable for induction and maintenance of general anaethesia in adults and in children aged three years and older. Diprivan has no analgesic properties. Although the safety and efficacy of Diprivan in paediatric day surgery have not been demonstrated, it may be a useful agent in this setting and its use should not be precluded. Diprivan may also be used in adults for sedation of ventilated patients receiving intensive care. Diprivan may also be used in adults for monitored conscious sedation for surgical and diagnostic procedures. INDICATIONS AS AT 4 NOVEMBER 2004: Induction of General Anaesthesia in Children and Adults. DIPRIVAN 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. DIPRIVAN is a short acting intravenous anaesthetic agent suitable for maintenance of general anaesthesia in adults and children aged 3 years and older. DIPRIVAN 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. DIPRIVAN has no analgesic properties. Sedation During Intensive Care in Adults. DIPRIVAN may also be used in adults for sedation of ventilated patients receiving intensive care. Conscious Sedation for Surgical and diagnostic Procedures in Adults. DIPRIVAN may also be used in adults for monitored conscious sedation for surgical and diagnostic procedures.
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.
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- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient propofol
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