How long before propofol is out of your system? The half-life of elimination of propofol has been estimated to be between 2 and 24 hours. However, its duration of clinical effect is much shorter, because propofol is rapidly distributed into peripheral tissues. When used for IV sedation, a single dose of propofol typically wears off within minutes.
How long do the after effects of propofol last? Propofol causes severe drowsiness and dizziness, which may last for several hours. You will need someone to drive you home after your surgery or procedure. Do not drive yourself or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert for at least 24 hours after you have been treated with propofol.
How do you feel when you wake up from propofol? After someone has been on propofol and “wakes up,” how would they feel? How different is it from sleep? “You feel alert, unlike with [the anesthetic] pentothal, which left patients feeling really worn out and hungover,” Dombrowski says. “But while propofol induces sleep, it’s not a clean, clear sleep.”
What are the after effects of propofol? Tell your doctor right away if you have chest pain or discomfort, confusion, dark-colored urine, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, fainting, fever, muscle cramps, spasms, pain, or stiffness, nausea, right upper abdominal or stomach pain and fullness, slow or irregular heartbeat, trouble breathing, stomach cramps,