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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

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by fospropofol. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking fospropofol, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

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 of the side effects that can occur with fospropofol may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

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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