Active ingredients: propofol
What it is used for
Short acting intravenous anaesthetic agent suitable for induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia in adults and children aged three years and older. Anesia1% has no analgesic properties. Although the safety and efficacy of propofol in paediatric day surgery have not been demonstrated, it may be a useful agent in this setting and its use should not be precluded. Anesia 1% may also be used in adults for sedation of ventilated patients receiving intensive care. Anesia 1% 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 below 30 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White oil-in-water emulsion in a clear glass vial.
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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