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Fluothane (Halothane) Drug Price and Information

Halothane (Fluothane) is an inhalational general anesthetic, prescribed for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia. It decreases abnormal excitement in the brain.

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Fluothane  Solution

Generic : Halothane
Price Updated on August 8, 2019
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Drug information on Fluothane (Halothane) from Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team

Medical condition(s) for which Fluothane may be prescribed

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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.

Side effects of Fluothane

Severe effects : Liver damage, heart arrest and abnormal increase in body temperature.

Miscellaneous : Low blood pressure, respiratory arrest, shivering, nausea and vomiting.

How to use Fluothane?

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


When Should Fluothane not be taken? (Contraindications)

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


Warnings and Precautions for Fluothane

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.

Other Precautions for Fluothane

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Fluothane

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

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