2005P-0267 Remove from label for propofol (Diprivan) the warning that propofol should be administered only by trained persons
FDA Comment Number : EC150
Submitter : Dr. james dooley Date & Time: 11/01/2005 04:11:44
Organization : Dr. james dooley
Category : Health Professional
Issue Areas/Comments
the use of propofol by non anesthesia personnel is fraught with danger. The drug is a potent sedative-hypnotic which can lead to marked repiratory depression, airway obstruction, and hypoxia. I use the drug everyday in clinical practice and can vouch for its marked potency. Letting personnel not trained in airway manangement use this drug will result in numerous unnecessary deaths