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General Information on Desflurane

Generic Name : Desflurane

Pronunciation : des-FLOO-rane

Latest prescription information about Desflurane. 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 Desflurane

International- Suprane soln.

Why is Desflurane Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a general anesthetic, prescribed for induction of anesthesia during surgery. 

When should Desflurane not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with high fever and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Desflurane?

Dose is based on patient’s condition, age and response to the medication.

How should Desflurane be taken?

It is administered by inhalation.

What are the warnings and precautions for Desflurane?

• Caution should be exercised in case of allergies, during pregnancy, elderly and in children

• It may cause tiredness, weakness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery for 24hours after receiving this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Desflurane?

  Heart : Fast and slow heart rate and high blood pressure.
  Gastrointestinal: Nausea and vomiting.
  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, weakness, headache, nervousness and increased salivation.
  Respiratory : Cough and difficulty in breathing.
  Eye: Eye inflammation.

What are the other precautions for Desflurane?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Desflurane?

Store it at room temperature (15°-30°C), and in an airtight container.

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