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Isoflurane is a halogenated ether used for inhalational anesthesia


induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.


Adult: Inhalation Induction: Initial: 0.5% v/v w/ oxygen or oxygen and nitrous oxide, increase to 1.5-3% v/v. Maintenance: 1-2.5% v/v w/ oxygen and nitrous oxide mixtures or 1.5-3.5% v/v w/ oxygen only. For maintenance of anesth during caesarean section: 0.5-0.75% v/v w/ oxygen and nitrous oxide mixtures.


malignant hyperthermia, porphyria, hypersensitivity

Special Precautions

Perioperative hyperkalaemia; raised intracranial pressure. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery.

Side Effects

respiratory depression, hypotension and arrhythmias, Shivering, nausea, vomiting and ileus have been observed in the postoperative period.

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