Propofol Addiction and Abuse

Also known as Diprivan, Propofol slows down the brain and nervous system’s activity. The drug is used to put someone to sleep and keep them in a resting state. Propofol is given during an operation as general anesthesia. It can be used for other medical procedures as well. Adults and children may be administered Propofol. Patients in critical care and assisted by a mechanical ventilator, or breathing machine, may also be given Propofol.