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Fospropofol (By injection)

This medicine causes a person to relax or sleep (be unconscious) before and during surgery or procedures. This medicine is a strong sedative.

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Fospropofol is used to make a person relax or sleep (be unconscious) before and during surgery or procedures. This medicine is a strong sedative. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription… Read more
Brand names include
Lusedra
Drug classes About this
Sedative-Hypnotic

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials of moderate sedation for routine endoscopic procedures

This review concluded that moderate sedation provided high levels of satisfaction and low risk of serious adverse events in patients undergoing esphagogastroduodenoscopy or colonoscopy. Midazolam-based regiments had longer sedation and recovery times than propofol. The search was limited, studies were generally poor quality and the appropriateness of the synthesis was unclear. Thus, the reliability of the conclusions was unclear.

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