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Diprivan

Diprivan is a drug that reduces anxiety and tension, and promotes relaxation and sleep or loss of consciousness. Diprivan provides loss of awareness for short diagnostic tests and surgical procedures, sleep at the beginning of surgery, and supplements other types of general anesthetics.

What should your doctor know before you receive Diprivan

He has to know if you have any of these conditions:
arrhythmia (rapid, slow, or irregular heart beat)
blood vessel disease
head injury
heart disease
high cholesterol
pancreatitis
seizures (convulsions)
an unusual or allergic reaction to Diprivan, anesthetics, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
breast-feeding


How should you use Diprivan

Diprivan is for injection into a vein. It is given by trained anesthesia professionals in a controlled environment.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.


What drug(s) may interact with Diprivan

alcohol
barbiturate medicines for inducing sleep or treating seizures (convulsions)
herbal products, including St. John's wort
medicines for anxiety or sleeping problems, such as diazepam or temazepam
medicines for colds, breathing difficulties, or weight loss
medicines for mental problems and psychotic disturbances
medicines for pain

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.


Possible side effects of Diprivan

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
difficulty breathing, wheezing, swelling of the throat
fast heartbeat, palpitations
lightheadedness or fainting spells
numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
seizure (convulsion)
skin rash, flushing (redness), or itching
swelling or extreme pain at the injection site
uncontrollable muscle spasm

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
dizziness
pain or irritation at the injection site


What should you watch for while taking Diprivan

You will be closely monitored following administration of Diprivan.

Diprivan is a very short-acting drug, and its effects generally wear off in just a few hours. However, Diprivan may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery for several hours after use. Do not attempt to drive yourself home if you have received Diprivan for minor outpatient surgery or diagnostic tests.

Avoid alcohol, mood-altering drugs, or any other medicines for at least 24 hours after a dose of Diprivan, unless approved by your prescriber or health care professional.

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