Fospropofol Side Effects

Not all side effects for fospropofol may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to fospropofol: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, fospropofol may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking fospropofol:

More common
  • Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
Less common
  • Bluish lips or skin
  • blurred vision
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Rare
  • Difficult or troubled breathing
  • irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  • pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  • shortness of breath

Some side effects of fospropofol may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Itching skin
Less common
  • Headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to fospropofol: intravenous solution

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects in patients receiving the standard or modified dosing regimen have included hypoxemia (up to 11%) and apnea (less than 1%).

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects in patients receiving the standard or modified dosing regimen have included paresthesia (up to 74%) and headache (up to 2%).

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects in patients receiving the standard or modified dosing regimen have included hypotension (up to 7%).

Local

Local side effects in patients receiving the standard or modified dosing regimen have included pruritus (up to 28%).

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects in patients receiving the standard or modified dosing regimen have included nausea (up to 4%) and vomiting (up to 3%).

Other

Other side effects in patients receiving the standard or modified dosing regimen have included procedural pain (up to 2%).

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