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Brand name: Diprivan TM

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

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store between 2 - 25 degrees celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A white or almost white, homogenous emulsion, practically free from extraneous particulate contamination and large oil droplets. Slight creaming may be visible on prolonged standing.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

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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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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