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Name of anesthesia drug

10/23/2007

Question:

What is the name of a common anesthesia drug often administered along with Versed? Propinol? Proplyn? Propol?

Answer:

The drug you are thinking of is called propofol, originally introduced into the US by the company Zeneca, and marketed as Diprivan. Versed is one of the trade names for midazolam.

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Response by:

Gareth S Kantor, MD Gareth S Kantor, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University