Propofol Intravenous Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low blood pressure
  • apnea, a breathing interruption
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high levels of white blood cells
  • high blood pressure
  • a skin rash
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • itching
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • excess body acid
  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • stiff or jerking muscles during or after surgery
  • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
  • abnormal heart electrical signals
  • rapid ventricular heartbeat
  • atrial fibrillation
  • complete stoppage of the heart
  • extra heartbeats
  • ventricular premature beats
  • slow heartbeat
  • heart failure
  • blood clot formation in vein
  • bleeding
  • decreased lung function
  • bronchospastic lung disease
  • acute kidney failure
  • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis
  • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • seizures
  • opisthotonus, an arching body spasm
  • rapid deep breathing
  • trouble breathing
  • an enlarged liver
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • decreased oxygen in the tissues or blood
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • slow and shallow breathing
  • pancreatitis
  • right-sided heart failure
  • respiratory obstruction
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • agitation
  • an increased amount of blood in the lining of the eye called conjunctival hyperemia
  • excessive saliva production
  • dry mouth
  • blocked bowels with decreased peristaltic movement
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • hives
  • muscle pain
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • chills
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • headache
  • cough
  • hiccups
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • decreased urine production
  • stomach cramps
  • abnormal color of urine
  • inflammation of the vein, or phlebitis after infusion
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