Volume 23 No.1, April 2016


1. Propofol: to shake or not to shake

Michael H. Chi, Mark J. Rice
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21454/rjaic.7518.231.ppf

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“Shake well before using.” It is easy to overlook these four words on the label of each propofol bottle. Although this instruction appears as a “Red Label Warning” (Fig. 1), we believe this is not well known or followed in clinical practice. Why is it necessary to
“shake well before using”?