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Drug information on Fresofol (Propofol) from Fresenius Kabi


Fresenius Kabi
Generic : Propofol
20 ml
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Fresofol may be prescribed

Side effects of Fresofol

  Central Nervous System: Involuntary muscle movements.

  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting.

  Miscellaneous: Headache, fever; pain, burning or stinging at injection site.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult- Induction: 40 mg by inj or infusion every 10 sec. Usual dose: 1.5-2.5 mg/kg. Maintenance: 4-12 mg/kg/hour or intermittent bolus inj of 20-50 mg.
Child- >8 year: Induction dose of 2.5 mg/kg. Maintenance dose: 9-15 mg/kg/hour by IV infusion or intermittent bolus inj.
Elderly- Including neurosurgical and debilitated patients: Infuse at a rate of 20 mg every 10 sec. Maintenance: 3-6 mg/kg/hour. Usual dose needed: 1-1.5 mg/kg.

How to use Fresofol?

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

When is Fresofol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with allergies to eggs, egg products, soybeans or soy products, and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Fresofol

It may decrease mental alertness for some time after use. This effect may be worse if you drink alcohol or take certain medicines.

• Do not use it in newborns or infants. It may cause serious and sometimes fatal nervous system problems and other side effects.

•It should not be used to start anesthesia in children younger than 3 years old.

Other Precautions for Fresofol

Monitor the signs of low blood pressure regularly.

Storage Conditions for Fresofol

It is normally handled and stored by healthcare providers.

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