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A 19-year-old male asked:

how common is it for propofol to cause complications during surgery?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Very uncommon: When used properly by a trained anesthesiologist the risk of complications from Propofol are very rare. True problems only arise when it is used off market for things it is not meant for (such as a sleep aid) and/or it is administered by someone with out the proper training.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Recommended: Propofol is routinely used for oral surgery and is also used in critically ill patients. Propofol has been shown in clinical studies to be a safe agent.

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