Possible Side Effects

Please ask your anaesthetist for any anaesthetic specific side effects that may be relevant to your specific surgery.

Side effects depend on your type of surgery but may include:

  • Sore throat – up to 45% of patients
  • Nausea – up to 30% of patients
  • Vomiting – up to 10% of patients
  • Headache – up to 17% of patients
  • Nerve injury – up to 0.02% of patients (1:500)
  • Dental damage – 1 in 4500 patients
  • Drug reaction – 1:4000 - 1:25000
  • Blindness – 1:1250000

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