Propofol Vial Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Apnea, A Breathing Interruption
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Slow Heartbeat

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Reactions At The Site Of The Injection

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Excessive Fat In The Blood
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Opisthotonus, An Arching Body Spasm

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Itching

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • Abnormal Heart Electrical Signals
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • An Abnormal Increase In Muscle Tone
  • An Enlarged Liver
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrioventricular Block, A Type Of Slow Heart Rhythm Disorder
  • Bleeding
  • Blood Clot Formation In Veins
  • Bronchospasm
  • Complete Stoppage Of The Heart
  • Decreased Lung Function
  • Decreased Oxygen In The Tissues Or Blood
  • Excess Body Acid
  • Extra Heartbeats
  • Heart Failure
  • High Levels Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Magnesium In The Blood
  • Priapism, A Prolonged Erection Of The Penis
  • Rapid Deep Breathing
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Respiratory Obstruction
  • Right-Sided Heart Failure
  • Seizures
  • Slow And Shallow Breathing
  • Stiff Or Jerking Muscles During Or After Surgery
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Ventricular Premature Beats

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Color Of Urine
  • Abnormal Muscle Movements
  • Agitation
  • An Inability To Completely Empty The Bladder
  • An Increased Amount Of Blood In The Lining Of The Eye Called Conjunctival Hyperemia
  • Blocked Bowels With Decreased Peristaltic Movement
  • Chills
  • Cloudy Urine
  • Cough
  • Decreased Urine Production
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Erythema Or Skin Redness
  • Excessive Saliva Production
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Hiccups
  • Hives
  • Inflammation Of The Vein, Or Phlebitis After Infusion
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nausea
  • Reduced Tension In The Eyeball
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Vomiting

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