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Fospropofol - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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General Information on Fospropofol

Generic Name : Fospropofol
Pronunciation : fos-proe-POE-fol
Latest prescription information about Fospropofol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y47.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Sedative-hypnotic Drugs
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Fospropofol

International- Lusedra.
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Why is Fospropofol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an intravenous sedative-hypnotic agent, prescribed for monitored anesthesia care (MAC) to provide safe sedation for patients undergoing uncomfortable procedures and minor surgeries.  

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When should Fospropofol not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in pregnant women.

What is the dosage of Fospropofol?

The dose is based on patient's condition and body weight.
Adult- IV- Initial : The recommended dose is bolus 6.5 mg/kg followed by supplemental doses of 1.6 mg/kg.

How should Fospropofol be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fospropofol?

It may cause respiratory depression, patients should be continuously monitored and provide proper ventilation for easy breathing.

Only persons trained in the administration of general anesthesia should administer it.

Caution should be exercised in patients with kidney or liver impairment, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Fospropofol?

  Gastrointestinal: Nausea and vomiting.
  Central Nervous system: Tingling and headache.
  Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing.
  Skin: Itching.
  Heart : Low blood pressure.

What are the other precautions for Fospropofol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Fospropofol?

Store it at controlled room temperature 25°C, and in an airtight container.




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