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Propofol

Introduction

Name

  • Propofol.

Class of drug

  • Ultra short-acting phenolic intravenous anesthetic.

Uses

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Indications

  • General anesthesia in cats and dogs.
  • Preferred to thiopental in 'Sight hounds'.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Pereira G Get al(2004)Effects of propofol on the electrocardiogram and systolic blood pressure of healthy cats pre-medicated with acepromazine.Vet Anaesth Analg.31(3), 235-238.DOI
  • Mendes G M, Selmi A L, Barbudo-Selmi G R, Lins B T & Figueiredo J P (2003)Clinical use of dexmedetomidine as premedicant in cats undergoing propofol-sevoflurane anaesthesia.J Feline Med Surg.5(5), 265-270.PubMed DOI
  • Hall T Let al(1999)The effect of opioid and acepromazine premedication on the anesthetic induction dose of propofol in cats.Can Vet J40, (12) 867-70.
  • Heldmann Eet al(1999)Use of propofol to manage seizure activity after surgical treatment of portosystemic shunts.J Small Anim Pract40, (12) 590-4.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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