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Also known as: Diprivan, Propoven

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8.2/10 Average Rating

255 Ratings with 246 User Reviews

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"I had my endoscopy and colonoscopy yesterday for the first time. I was told I would be sedated during the procedure but I didn't investigate into it too much. I don't have previous experiences with any major medical procedures so I didn't really get into the details beforehand. Once in the procedure room the nurse told me that I'm going to sleep and gave me the injection. My eyes closed 5 seconds later and the next thing I remember being awake in the recovery room. I was dizzy and a bit disoriented for 15 -20 minutes but I felt great. Later when receiving the document from the doctor I learned that their drug of choice was propofol. I would go not be afraid to go through any medical procedure if this is how propofol makes you feel!"

   
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Natalie G (taken for less than 1 month) May 15, 2017

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"If you have a history of low blood pressure, do not let your doctor use this on you. I just had a diagnostic endoscopy and colonoscopy (same time), and they used propofol, which works wonders for making you totally unaware during the procedure BUT afterwards my BP was extremely low which has caused tachycardia. It has been a day and I still have tachycardia (heart rate over 100/bpm resting) due to low blood pressure. I feel exhausted and can barely do anything without spiking my heart rate to 140. I have no idea how long this is going to last, but be aware that this is a possibility for you if this drug is used for your anaesthesia."

   
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LilyHorst (taken for less than 1 month) May 6, 2017

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"I need frequent colonoscopies because I'm high-risk for colon cancer. Colonoscopy drugs/anesthesia are the main risk factors in this exam and I have experienced terrible side-effects from sedation so I do my exams unsedated. My new gastro talked me into Propofol and it was a disaster....low BP requiring pressors and the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists had to call the anesthesiologist to basically keep me from dying. Needless to say the colonoscopy was not even started due to the problems with Popofol. Several friends have a colonoscopy with Propofol and have reported that the felt O.K. immediately afterwards but experienced long-term memory loss and depression for months after getting Propofol. All the them would never consent to Propfol in the future."

   
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Susan nurse practitioner (taken for less than 1 month) April 26, 2017

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"I'm age 52, it was my first colonoscopy and I was nervous. There is a slight stinging sensation at the IV site when they first start the med (not bad at all). The anesthesiologist said "good night" and I was OUT. I didn't hear or know anything until I opened my eyes in recovery and asked if we'd started yet. Within 20 minutes I was dressed and seated in a recliner reviewing my results with my doctor. A wonderful drug that quickly exits the system. Highly recommended."

   
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Reerobbb April 25, 2017

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"Just had my 8th colonoscopy. Previously always had Vicodin, etc sedation and woke up feeling great - hydrated, hungry, ready to get on with my day. No problems at all. Anticipating feeling fine after procedure would get me through the prep! Unbeknownst to me, my doctor now has a nurse anesthetist administering propofol during procedure. Woke up nauseated (despite IV Zofran), feeling dehydrated and somewhat disoriented. Ate very little, no appetite. Slept 5 hours and woke feeling like my face was on fire. Also headache, grogginess, no appetite. I will take my chances with my high risk GI issues. I will NOT have another colonoscopy with this anesthetic. These are not truly serious problems but they are 100% unnecessary."

   
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Very unhappy camper April 17, 2017

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"I've had the Versed/Fentanyl cocktail for my first two colonoscopies but this time around my new GI doc thought it would be best to used Propofol. I was extremely nervous on the day of my procedure. Kept thinking something bad would happen. I can say now this was 10x better than the Versed/Fentanyl. I remember my anesthesiologist saying "I'm going to give you some medicine, OK?" and within 5-10 seconds I could feel myself nodding out. This stuff works quick. Other than waking up toward the end of the colonoscopy, there were no unplanned events or serious side effects. I did feel very lightheaded/dizzy in the recovery room for the first 15-20 minutes, but after that it's like nothing happened. Would recommend!"

   
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Mike949 April 17, 2017

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"I have had two colonoscopies, one with fentanyl and one with propofol. The propofol was such an easier induction and I woke up like it never happened. A great drug!!"

   
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Menwork April 7, 2017

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"Given propofol for endoscopy and colonoscopy. This drug went beyond my expectations, I don't even remember going to sleep, I have no recollection of the procedure and had no adverse reactions upon awaking. It did make me exceptionally chatty for first 10 minutes in recovery which is unfortunate because I knew I was making no sense. Able to eat and drink within 20 mins. Don't try to to text or email too soon afterwards, you will write and send nonsense. I remained extremely lucid for the rest of the day but did not feel at all sleepy. Felt a bit run down the day after but nothing that a bit of light exercise couldn't clear. Wholly recommend this drug."

   
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Crazy chuck April 1, 2017

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"Received this horrible stuff for my upper endoscopy. Made my heart race for two days, coughed so much when I came too and afterword for about 10 minutes, made chest sore, made me a chatterbox and I'm usually a quite person....wasn't sleepy, I went to bed, deep sleep, woke up to heart racing and jittery feeling from this medicine, caused shallow breathing too. It will never pipe through my veins again! I had to drink and drink water to get this junk out of my system. Horrible poison!"

   
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Justme74 (taken for less than 1 month) March 26, 2017

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"Went in for an endoscopy/colonoscopy procedure. All went well until I woke up uncontrollably crying which was really, really awful! My poor husband didn't know what to do and the nurses told me that this happens in some patients (younger patients) and would go away. I am 52. I would have like to have been warned ahead of time that this could happen. The good news is that it passed after about a half hour, but made me never want to use this drug again. In the past, have had versad (sp?) with great results so wasn't worried going in, thinking I would have that again."

   
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dagrammy March 16, 2017

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"Colonoscopy without any anesthesia is safer, not painful but some people can find it a little uncomfortable. I had it with no anesthesia from a gastroenterologist who told me he had his own without anesthesia. Only in US and UK more than 90% of this procedure is done with general anesthesia. In Europe this percent is from 6% to maximum 35%. In Asia is even less. It is safer because you can guide or let the doctor know if the tool pushes the colon too hard in those three specific areas where the tube must change direction almost 90 degrees. OK, in short, general anesthesia requires anesthesiologist and they just make a lot of money. Side effect from general anesthesia using even propofol could be terrible. Doctors still don't fully understand how general anesthesia works, says Dr Robert Sanders, an honorary lecturer at the department of anesthesia at University College London Hospital. Significant numbers develop post-operative cognitive decline (POCD), suffering from memory loss and behavior changes; they're also just not as sharp as before. This can last weeks or even months. Some believe it can be permanent. But this is not the only potential effect. Recently it's been suggested that general anesthesia may also increase the risk of dementia - possibly by causing inflammation in the brain. Cause for concern: One study found that a year after surgery, over 75% of surgery patients aged over 60 still had mild cognitive decline. Some experts,- believes there is 'good science' to link general anesthesia to problems beyond decline of brain power. He says it can reduce the activity of the immune system, too."

NoProp March 14, 2017

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"Tuesday I had a colonoscopy, yes it works fast. When I woke I was extremely groggy, needed help standing up, and was put in a wheelchair to be taken to the car because I could not not walk at all. I was nauseaous and was groggy all the way home and when my daughter got me to the house, she had to literally hold me up and walk me to the bed, my knees were so week. I slept the rest of the day (2:30 - 5:30 or so). Only woke up to use the restroom n get water. The nausea slowly began to subside and today is thursday. I'm still not feeling as well as I should, but I'm functioning. So the conclusion of the matter is i don't take meds of any kind or alcohol (no cough med)in any form because I have 0 tolerance. That's what I'll chalk it up to be."

TooSick (taken for less than 1 month) March 9, 2017

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"I put off my first colonoscopy for 15 years (mostly due to the barbaric prep) until today, and I'm glad. I had an endoscopy 30 years ago with IV Valium and it was a dreadful experience. I went in to this with extreme apprehension and the nurses kept telling me things have improved a lot. Wow! They were right! Propofol made it so much easier. I went to sleep, never had even a fuzzy hint of the procedure, and I was dressed and leaving 20 minutes after it was over. I'm so grateful."

   
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AlexisWriter March 9, 2017

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"After being diagnosed with Attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP) (a genetic disease of the colon), I have had 6 colonoscopies, 5 with propofol and 1 with twilight sedation. By far, propofol is the best! You come out of it fast, and feel fine afterwards, whereas with twilight sedation I was out the rest of the day and was depressed afterwards. Strange feeling/mood from that. Propofol had no after effects. Wednesday having another colonoscopy with propofol! Yay!"

   
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Lisacathouse (taken for less than 1 month) March 7, 2017

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"Propofol for colonoscopy..went right to sleep woke right up ..no dizziness..alert..don't remember a thing!"

   
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Janepopk March 6, 2017

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"I had this for my colonoscopy. No after effects. Peaceful...I didn't even know I had the procedure. This drug is amazing."

   
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Redbone sunshine February 26, 2017

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"Had a colonoscopy for the very first time and they used propofol. They told me I might stay awake during the procedure but that most people decided/tried to fall asleep anyways (I didn't even have to make a decision because 2 seconds after the nurse plugged it into my IV, I was out cold!) When I woke up, I didn't remember a thing from the procedure, and I was only asleep for maybe twenty minutes after the procedure finished. The only side effect I noticed was that I had the giggles for about fifteen minutes after I woke up--I couldn't stop laughing at everything! That might've just been because I was tired, but it was really funny!"

   
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Essie97 (taken for less than 1 month) February 19, 2017

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"Have had three colonoscopies in four years and can attest to the tremendous superiority of Propofol over "Twilight Sleep." After "Twilight Sleep" I was stupid and hungover all day. Plus my colonic inertia is worse than ever after any opiates. After Propofol I was mentally alert, physically steady and solid. Felt like I could take college boards exams 2 minutes after waking. For the most recent procedure, due to a mixup, I had to have the opiate-bomb again. I was very disappointed that I was going to feel like crap the whole rest of the day and have a bellyache the second. But most disappointing of all was that both the phlebotomist and the nurse tried to tell me the two drugs are exactly the same. They need to try them."

   
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Niccat February 18, 2017

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"Very frightened to do colonoscopy ! I had bad experience years ago with prep GoLYTELY. Anesthesia that they used didn't work well and I woke up during the scope as they turned the corner in colon. Also was out for most of the day. Today was a totally different experience! I took Miralax, Dulcolax and pushed the fluids! Gatorade and water. It wasn't to bad at all except some upset stomach later in the night. The anesthesia Propofol was a wonderful experience! I had no pain was out in 20 seconds and just dreamed.It was just like I fell asleep! Woke up a little groggy and head felt little heavy for about 10 minutes. I went home and am eating and feeling fine."

   
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Cheyfox (taken for less than 1 month) February 13, 2017

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"Only thing and minor, but it burned when being injected. I was out before I could say anything. Not one side effect!!"

   
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TizzyLish February 4, 2017

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"I don't know why, but Propofol does not seem to provide the advertised effects for me. I just got it today for an RFA nerve block on both knees. I was a little loopy but essentially Wide-awake. Despite my telling the medical staff I was wide-awake several times, they continued with the procedure. They did give me more Propafol, but no dice. I try to be low-key and composed during medical treatments, but I screamed and cried through the whole thing. I actually felt the ablation happening, it was horrible. I felt like I was pretty much ignored by all of the medical staff besides the nurse. I guess they thought I wouldn't remember it, but of course I do."

   
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Vanessa1969 January 31, 2017

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"Today I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy and Propofol was used, I am a very very Anxious person I started with my anxiety attacks 3 days ago because of the procedure but specially for the Propofol. I love the Propofol, it was amazing my recovery, once they gave ot to me I feel sleep and I woke what looked to me 1 minute after and yet my procedure lasted 30 minutes, Propofol is very mild and I was awake and walking right after the procedure, no nauseas, no vomiting, no side effects at all, I know everybody is different and everybody reacts different but it is what I think the best anesthesia so far. If you are like me anxious and scared of everything just relax, take a deep breath, think every and ask your doctor about it, get informed about it"

Z.a.k (taken for less than 1 month) January 26, 2017

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"Went for colonoscopy after 12 year delay. Newer anesthesia than the earlier one. Propofol. Just great. Out in a few seconds as I was saying I could feel it taking effect. Next I was being awakened in recovery. Groggy for maybe 10 minutes. Thank full it was over. Sorry for those who had bad reactions because for most of us it is the perfect twilight procedure drug."

   
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Jackster1950 January 26, 2017

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"Just had my first colonoscopy and anesthesia today Jan 24,2017 and I must say it was not bad at all. So far I have had no side effects from the Propofol and was just a little groggy when I woke in recovery. The Propofol worked quick, within 20-30 seconds it was lights out. They did remove three polyps which were sent to the lab and I was told to have another colonoscopy in three years. Over all the Dr. said things looked fine and he was not very worried about the polyps."

   
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TDW63 (taken for less than 1 month) January 25, 2017

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"I just had appendectomy under Propofol. I'm 50, male, the procedure was minimally invasive and lasted 1 hour although I was kept under about 2.5 hours because of complaining about pain after surgery, I don't recall this and was given the information by staff. I was ventilated during the procedure. Wake-up was quick and I was able to stand up and go to the bathroom by myself as I arrived in my room. 24 hours later I feel pretty good, I sometimes mix up words although that might be the pain meds (tramadol). Overall a good experience so far."

   
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Appendectomy (taken for less than 1 month) January 17, 2017

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