Pharmaceutical alert: Anesthetic Propofol could be harmful

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and The Federal Drug Administration have issued an alert regarding an anesthetic called Propofol and marketed as Diprivan. After receiving the drug, a number of patients have complained of chills, fever and body aches. If you or someone you know has been given Propofol general anesthesia or sedation and experienced fever, chills, and body aches or other symptoms afterward, please report the incident to the MedWatch program. Anyone exhibiting those symptoms after use of the drug should be tested for bacterial sepsis. No product liability lawsuits have been filed as of yet.

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