Propofol and Embolism - from FDA reports


Summary

Embolism is found among people who take Propofol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fentanyl, and have Analgesia. This review analyzes which people have Embolism with Propofol. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 16,653 people who have side effects when taking Propofol from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 28, 2017

16,653 people reported to have side effects when taking Propofol.
Among them, 20 people (0.12%) have Embolism


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Propofol cause Embolism?

Time on Propofol when people have Embolism *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Embolism when taking Propofol *:

  • female: 42.86 %
  • male: 57.14 %

Age of people who have Embolism when taking Propofol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 30 %
  • 20-29: 10 %
  • 30-39: 20 %
  • 40-49: 10 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 30 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Traumatic Haemorrhage (9 people, 45.00%)
  • Relaxation Therapy (9 people, 45.00%)
  • Preventive Health Care (9 people, 45.00%)
  • Analgesia (9 people, 45.00%)
  • Sedation (6 people, 30.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Heparin (11 people, 55.00%)
  • Fentanyl (11 people, 55.00%)
  • Norepinephrine Bitartrate (9 people, 45.00%)
  • Lasix (9 people, 45.00%)
  • Atrovent (9 people, 45.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Renal Failure Acute (10 people, 50.00%)
  • Ards (acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) (10 people, 50.00%)
  • Venous Thrombosis (9 people, 45.00%)
  • Skin Discoloration - Bluish (9 people, 45.00%)
  • Cerebral Haematoma (7 people, 35.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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