The recent death of Michael Jackson presumably from the abuse of propofol and the emerging knowledge of propofol's addictive qualities have spurred great interest in this anesthesia staple. My patients now ask more specifically about what anesthetic they are going to receive. When they hear the word propofol, or Diprivan, many recoil in fear. Morbid jokes are exchanged about its morbid qualities in incompetent hands. But after a brief explanation of the effects and versatility of propofol, most patients are intrigued by the expectation of receiving a "deadly" drug. So below is a list of links with as much information as possible about propofol, and hoping patients will be informed and calmed by this knowledge. I have a separate page just for propofol addiction. This page has more information about the drug.
Diprivan Here is the medication insert from the manufacturer AstraZeneca. It is in pdf format in tiny type.
FDA Information from the Food and Drug Administration on propofol, essentially the same as the AstraZeneca insert but easier to read.