Propofol and Postoperative fever - from FDA reports


Summary

Postoperative fever 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 Endoscopy. This review analyzes which people have Postoperative fever 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, 27, 2017

16,653 people reported to have side effects when taking Propofol.
Among them, 24 people (0.14%) have Postoperative Fever


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Propofol cause Postoperative fever?

Time on Propofol when people have Postoperative Fever *:

  • < 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 Postoperative Fever when taking Propofol *:

  • female: 33.33 %
  • male: 66.67 %

Age of people who have Postoperative Fever when taking Propofol *:

  • 0-1: 17.39 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 8.7 %
  • 30-39: 8.7 %
  • 40-49: 13.04 %
  • 50-59: 21.74 %
  • 60+: 30.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Endoscopy (6 people, 25.00%)
  • Anaesthesia (5 people, 20.83%)
  • General Anaesthesia (3 people, 12.50%)
  • Surgery (2 people, 8.33%)
  • Depression (1 person, 4.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fentanyl (7 people, 29.17%)
  • Sevoflurane (5 people, 20.83%)
  • Rocuronium Bromide (3 people, 12.50%)
  • Vecuronium Bromide (2 people, 8.33%)
  • Cefazolin (2 people, 8.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chills (13 people, 54.17%)
  • Post Procedural Complication (8 people, 33.33%)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (5 people, 20.83%)
  • Sepsis (4 people, 16.67%)
  • Metabolic Acidosis (4 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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