Anesthesia s / i-40a

Name: ANESTHESIA S / I-40A

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take ANESTHESIA S/I-40A?

  • If you have an allergy to propofol, eggs, soy products, or any other part of ANESTHESIA S/I-40A (propofol).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take this medicine.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take ANESTHESIA S/I-40A with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of a pancreas problem (pancreatitis) like very bad stomach pain, very bad back pain, or very bad upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Signs of high or low blood pressure like very bad headache or dizziness, passing out, change in eyesight.
  • Trouble breathing, slow breathing, or shallow breathing.
  • Slow heartbeat.
  • Chest pain or pressure.
  • Trouble controlling body movements, twitching, change in balance, trouble swallowing or speaking.
  • Seizures.
  • Change in eyesight.
  • Muscle stiffness.
  • This medicine may rarely cause a very bad and sometimes deadly health problem called propofol infusion syndrome (PRIS). The chance of PRIS may be higher if you get high doses of this medicine or use it for a long time. The chance may also be higher if you have certain other health problems like a very bad brain injury or a very bad infection. Call your doctor right away if you have dark urine or are not able to pass urine; have fast breathing; have a fast heartbeat or a heartbeat that is not normal; are very sleepy; have a very upset stomach or are throwing up; have very bad muscle pain or weakness; or have shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.
  • This medicine may cause tissue damage if the drug leaks from the vein. Tell your nurse if you have any redness, burning, pain, swelling, blisters, skin sores, or leaking of fluid where the drug is going into your body.

What are some other side effects of ANESTHESIA S/I-40A?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Feeling sleepy.
  • Irritation where the shot is given.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

How do I store and/or throw out ANESTHESIA S/I-40A?

  • If you need to store ANESTHESIA S/I-40A at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
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