Desflurane is used as a general anesthetic for surgery, it is used only to induce general anesthesia and in combination with other anesthetics and as a sedative.
The correct amount and method of taking Desflurane
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This leaflet will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
Desflurane is usually taken in a hospital by a nurse during surgery and anesthesia. The dose and amount of this drug is determined by a doctor.
Desflurane is taken by inhalation.
Contraindications to the use of Desflurane
- Pay attention to the expiration date of desflurane and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
- Never give Desflurane to another person, even if your baby has the same symptoms.
- Check for drug interactions with desflurane, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Taking Desflurane during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting a doctor, but studies on this drug show that this drug does not have a detrimental effect on pregnant women and their fetuses.
Impact of Desflurane on driving and working with machinery
Desflurane causes drowsiness. Avoid driving or operating machinery as long as it is effective in your body. It takes a few days for the effect of this medicine to leave your body.
Drug interaction of Desflurane
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines you use and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine. Desflurane may interact with these drugs: acetaminophen, benzodiazepines, other opioids, neuromuscular blockers, hydrocodone.
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding your baby.
- If you have asthma.
- If the patient is less than 6 years old.
- If you have chest pain.
- If you have a blood pressure problem.
- If you have a mental illness.
- If you have trouble breathing.
- If you have heart disease.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of allergic reactions to medication.
Side effects of Desflurane
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. This medicine may cause fatal and dangerous side effects in some cases, in case of any of these side effects should be reported to your doctor:
- Interruption of breathing
- Cardiovascular problems
- Skeletal muscle jump (myoclonus)
- Abnormal eye movements (epsoclonus)
- Change of vision
- Sudden hearing loss
- Adrenal suppression
- blood pressure
- nausea and vomiting
This medicine is taken under the supervision of a doctor and the possibility of poisoning is very low, but if you feel that you have been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness, call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of Desflurane
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Desflurane vials should be stored at room temperature (15-30 ° C).
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