This medication is an inhalational general anesthetic, prescribed for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia. It decreases abnormal excitement in the brain.
It is not recommended for obstetrical anesthesia except when uterine relaxation is required.
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.
It comes as a solution for inhalation to be administered by a well-trained healthcare provider.
• 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.
• Severe effects :
Liver damage, heart arrest and abnormal increase in body temperature.
• Miscellaneous : Low blood pressure, respiratory arrest, shivering, nausea and vomiting.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C) in an airtight container. Protect from light.
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