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What is Fospropofol Disodium Injection?

Fospropofol is an intravenous (IV) sedative-hypnotic drug used in monitored (by an anesthesiologist) anesthesia for adults during surgery or diagnostic procedures. It provides sedation and anesthesia for the surgery and amnesia of the surgical events by binding to receptors in the brain. Fospropofol (Lusedra) is a prodrug of propofol (Diprivan), which means that it turns into the active drug propofol in the body. Like propofol, it is only used under the direct care of a person trained to provide and manage anesthesia. It requires constant monitoring of patient responsiveness, breathing, oxygen level and blood pressure.

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