There are two drugs that are not among the usual repertoire of Neurologists unless they are ICU freaks, yet by their unique pharmacological properties can have a special role in acute Neurology, i.e. the emergency room: Ketamine and Propofol. Since Propofol has come to replace barbiturates for status epilepticus, neurointensive care specialists learned to love it. Apart from this we are going to discuss the more exotic applications and also the pharmacology of its designated successor fospropofol (if its ever going to be introduced in Europe – see also fosphenytoin).
Non-anaesthetic applications for Propofol in Neurology:
References for Propofol in general