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Brand name: Propofol (Sandoz) TM

Active ingredients: propofol

What it is used for

Propofol Sandoz is a short acting intravenous anaesthetic agent suitable for induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia in adults and children aged three years and older. Propofol Sandoz has no analgesic properties. Although the safety and efficacy of propofol in paediatric day surgery have not been demonstrated, it may also be a useful agent in this setting and its use should not be precluded. Propofol Sandoz may also be used in adults for sedation of ventilated patients receiving intensive care. Propofol Sandoz may also be used in adults for monitored conscious sedation 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
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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

Visual appearance

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.

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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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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