If you are allergic to soya beans or eggs, you may be allergic to the anaesthetic Propofol

Allergic to soya beans or eggs? Then beware the anaesthetic, Propofol! As allergies to certain foods - such as soybeans and eggs - contraindicate the use of Propofol - a short-acting hypnotic medication used by many anaesthetists - it is essential that hospital staff obtain an accurate history of every patient's allergies - to food as well as medication - before surgical procedures.

Source: AORN Journal

First published in October 2012


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