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Also known as: Diprivan, Propoven

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Propofol Rating Summary

8.2/10 Average Rating

247 Ratings with 238 User Reviews

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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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"I had a colonoscopy and the anesthesiologist used Propofol. When I woke up I wasn't groggy and my mind wasn't fogged. In less than an hour after the procedure, I was able to use the restroom, get dressed, and walk out of the hospital without assistance. We went to a restaurant, went to the mall to shop, and I was so clear I couldn't believe it. This would be my anesthetic of choice."

   
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Nayners (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 12, 2017

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"I'm a cancer survivor and have had multiple surgeries requiring anesthesia. Typically I wake feeling very groggy and nauseous,racing heart, headache etc. This is the first time I have had propofol. I woke feeling completely alert, was able to stand up immediately, dress myself and walk unaided to the restroom within minutes of waking. I thought this drug was finally the answer, but after several hours I began coughing and sneezing and have not been able to sleep for two nights. I'm on day 3 and my chest feels heavy and I continue to cough. Despite a recent bout w/breast cancer I'm physically fit and strong. I have excellent blood pressure and my resting heart rate is around 50 bpm, which is excellent for my age, not sure why this reaction."

   
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Sensitive to Anesthesia (taken for less than 1 month) December 31, 2016

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"I had my first routine colonoscopy at 54. I am extremely sensitive to drugs of any kind. I did not feel a thing from the time the needles entered my arm. Found myself conscious of being a very dark, completely peaceful place. I was aware of that. I thought I was finally THERE and when the nurse started trying to rouse me, I was not coming back. Not happy to be bothered and so certain I didn't want to come back, I became aggressive to the nurse and as has happened before, began to cry hysterically. There were staff around me but I couldn't see them. My friend later told me they did not know what to do and had not seen this reaction before. So I was in recover quite a while, unable to come out of it."

   
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Rockstarklg December 28, 2016

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"My experience with propfol has been great. They've used it during my last two procedures and I out instantly with no memory of the procedure and was able walk myself of the clinic after a very short recovery time. This all coming from person with a phobia anaesthesia."

   
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J.Sloan December 10, 2016

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"My invasive procedure went great, was quick and I felt refreshed afterwards!"

   
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Backpacker0905 (taken for less than 1 month) December 7, 2016

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"My first colonoscopy with versed/fentanyl was miserable...long-term memory loss and severe depression (never had it before). Next colonoscopy was with propofol with same results but with the added treat of having my BP crash and getting admitted. Just had the repeat exam unsedated and it was easy and not uncomfortable except for mild cramps for a few seconds."

   
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Rxavoid (taken for less than 1 month) December 4, 2016

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"I'm 22, had a recent colonoscopy and was given propofol. I completely recommend it for anyone with anxiety. I take anxiety medication and was very nervous I'd have a freak out due to the effects of the anesthesia but instead I fell asleep so quickly, I did wake up during my procedure briefly and it was just funny because I remember going wow this is so cool can I stay awake? Then I was asleep again. When I woke up again I was being wheeled to the post-procedure room and I was completely aware, no grogginess. Overall I thought the drug worked wonders because I was completely clear headed and relaxed when I woke up!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) December 3, 2016

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"Don't be scared!! I was so scared about getting a GA for a colonoscopy, specifically propofol, read the standard horror stories. I'm the biggest wimp when it comes to things like this and my experience was as follows... Day before moviprep, absolutely fine, it can be drank fine, people seem to get hung up on taste, just drink it, no worse than cheap dilututing juice, I ended up having 4x a and 4 x b sachets for good measure, no pain nausea, you basically just pee from your bum is the only way I can describe it. On the day, my procedure was 0800, in and prepped by 0830, cannula in wrist good to go in endoscopy suite, seen the propofol, quarter in, half in, gone in five to ten secs, woke up clear headed at 0930, ate, drank slept!"

   
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Stinkyfinger (taken for less than 1 month) November 17, 2016

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