2005P-0267 Remove from label for propofol (Diprivan) the warning that propofol should be administered only by trained persons
FDA Comment Number : EC169
Submitter : Dr. Shital Patel Date & Time: 11/17/2005 01:11:50
Organization : Dr. Shital Patel
Category : Health Professional
Issue Areas/Comments
Propofol, in my opinion can be a very dangerous drug in less than experienced hands. The drug is a sedative/anesthetic agent, but the fact that it can render any patient apneic and thus predispose to hypoxia at even sub-anesthetic doses obviates its use by trained personel that can manage hypoxia ie. intubation and maintanance of the airway. The ultimate question is if it were you receiving an anesthetic drug with the potential of causing apnea, wouldn't you want someone trained in airway mangement overseeing your care?