Which medications in the drug class Anesthetic Agents are used in the treatment of Acute Liver Failure?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Gagan K Sood, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Anesthetic Agents

Anesthetic agents such as propofol have sedative and hypnotic effects that are used for induction.

Propofol (Diprivan)

Propofol is a sedative-hypnotic that decreases the cerebral blood flow and intracranial hypertension. Propofol (50 mcg/kg/min) may be initiated before intubation and continued as an infusion.

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