Could Propofol cause 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 . We study 15,813 people who have side effects while taking Propofol from FDA. Among them, 20 have Embolism. Find out below who they are, when they have Embolism and more.

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Propofol

Propofol has active ingredients of propofol. It is often used in colonoscopy. (latest outcomes from Propofol 15,956 users)

Embolism

Embolism (obstruction of an artery, typically by a clot of blood or an air bubble) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, ill-defined disorder, pain, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 6,465 Embolism patients).

On Dec, 10, 2016

15,813 people reported to have side effects when taking Propofol.
Among them, 20 people (0.13%) 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.

** Reports from social media are used.

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