5 important things to know about propofol
The death of a RANZCOG trainee from an accidental overdose of propofol has put the misuse of anaesthetic medications back in the spotlight.
Here’s what the Coroner’s anaesthetist expert found:
- Propofol has increasingly become the drug of choice for abuse among doctors;
- Most cases of propofol abuse involve its use for recreational purposes, stress relief or insomnia;
- Propofol abuse can lead to death because of the rapid onset of unconsciousness and apnoea following injection;
- Narrow safety margins makes propofol a particularly