Halothane - Drug Information

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General Information on Halothane

Generic Name : Halothane

Pronunciation : HAL-o-thayne

Latest prescription information about Halothane. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y48.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Inhalational Anesthetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Halothane

Why is Halothane Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an inhalational general anesthetic, prescribed for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia. It decreases abnormal excitement in the brain.

When should Halothane not to be taken? (Contraindications)

It is not recommended for obstetrical anesthesia except when uterine relaxation is required.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Halothane?

Adult: Inhalation Induction- 2-4% v/v in O2 or mixtures of nitrous oxide and O2. Maintenance: 0.5-2% v/v depending on the flow rate used.

How should Halothane be taken?

It comes as a solution for inhalation to be administered by a well-trained healthcare provider.

What are the warnings and precautions for Halothane?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, kidney, liver disease, during early pregnancy.
Patient may develop with increased risk of malignant hyperthermia (life-threatening condition with very high temperature), and intracranial pressure; if it is so consult with your doctor immediately.
Monitor liver function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Halothane?

   Severe effects : Liver damage, heart arrest and abnormal increase in body temperature.
   Miscellaneous : Low blood pressure, respiratory arrest, shivering, nausea and vomiting.

What are the other precautions for Halothane?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Halothane?

Store it at room temperature (25C) in an airtight container. Protect from light.

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ravinese 

it is a wonderful drug in peripheral setup, where availability of other inhalational agents is not possible in india.

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