What is Propofol? And is it safe?

Propofol is an IV drug used for sedation and in general anesthesia. It is a safe drug when used correctly by an anesthesia expert in a hospital or surgery center setting. When properly administered it is likely one of the safest drugs given in the OR. Possible side effects include decrease in blood pressure and slowed breathing. Close and careful monitoring and the ability of the nurse anesthetist or anesthesia professional to support breathing and correct the blood pressure keep the patient safe.

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Clear Liquids

Clear liquids consist of any drink you can see through. For example, water, juices, and clear sodas. Nothing with pulp and avoid purple, red, and brown liquids.

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