What should I know about fospropofol injection before receiving it?

Fospropofol is a fast acting sedative that should be used only by trained professionals in controlled settings (such as a hospitals or surgery clinics) where you can be constantly monitored. Serious side effects may require interventions, such as temporary breathing assistance, fluids given via injection into a vein and other supportive measures. Several conditions may increase your risk of serious side effects. These include chronic poor health, liver disease, severe kidney disease, lung disease and seizure disorders. Careful consideration of the risks and benefits of using fospropofol is also required in people who are less than 18 or more than 65 years of age, pregnant or breastfeeding. You should speak with your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions apply to you. Fospropofol may make you feel lightheaded or dizzy, especially when rising after lying down. You can avoid this by changing positions slowly. Fospropofol may also temporarily affect your coordination, your ability to think or see clearly and your level of alertness. You should therefore plan to have someone take you home after your procedure. You should also follow the instructions provided by your doctor about when you can drive, operate heavy machinery or perform other activities that require close attention and dexterity. During the first five minutes of receiving fospropofol, you may experience unusual sensations (burning, stinging, numbness or tingling) or itching in your groin or anal area. These side effects are usually mild to moderate in intensity, lasting only for a few minutes, and do not require treatment.

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