Propofol is injected intravenously by trained anesthesia professionals in a controlled environment.
There are certain conditions that doctors need to be aware of before administering proposal. These conditions include:
- Arrhythmia (rapid, slow, or irregular heart beat)
- Blood vessel disease
- Head injury
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
It is also very important to inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines and supplements. Also inform them if you drink coffee and/or alcohol frequently, are a smoker, or if you use illegal drugs.
What are the side effects?
Be sure to report any propofol side effects as soon as possible to your health care provider, including:
- Difficulty breathing, wheezing, swelling of the throat
- Fast heartbeat/palpitations
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Seizure (convulsion)
- Swelling or extreme pain at the injection site
- Muscle spasms