Review: could Propofol cause Postoperative Fever?


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 . We study 12,318 people who have side effects while taking Propofol from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Postoperative fever. Find out below who they are, when they have Postoperative fever and more.

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Propofol has active ingredients of propofol. It is often used in anaesthesia. (latest outcomes from Propofol 12,394 users)

Postoperative Fever

Postoperative fever has been reported by people with insomnia, abscess, procedural complication, fever, rashes (latest reports from 433 Postoperative fever patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

12,318 people reported to have side effects when taking Propofol.
Among them, 22 people (0.18%) 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: 31.82 %
  • male: 68.18 %

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

  • 0-1: 19.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.76 %
  • 30-39: 9.52 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 19.05 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Endoscopy (6 people)
  • Anaesthesia (5 people)
  • General Anaesthesia (3 people)
  • Surgery (1 person)
  • Sedation (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fentanyl (7 people)
  • Sevoflurane (5 people)
  • Rocuronium Bromide (3 people)
  • Midazolam Hcl (3 people)
  • Vecuronium Bromide (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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