propofol structure

Propofol

2270-GMP, 4037808

Bachem Regulatory Documentation

CEP, DMF

Synonyms

2,6-Bis(1-methylethyl)phenol;
2,6-Diisopropylphenol; ICI 35868

Fields of Application

Sedation
Anesthesia

Active Substance

Propofol is an intravenous, short acting anesthetic with rapid onset of action used in the induction and maintenance of anesthesia. Propofol is also applied as sedative, e.g. to ventilated patients in intensive care.
In veterinary medicine propofol is used for short-time sedation and the induction of endotracheal anesthesia. Propofol is especially recommended for use with sighthounds.