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SEVOFLURANE

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SEVOFLURANE belongs to the class of inhalation anaesthetic agents used for induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia during surgical procedures. Anesthesia is a medical procedure that reduces pain and discomfort during surgical or medical procedures.

SEVOFLURANE contains 'Sevoflurane', an inhaled, volatile anaesthetic. It acts on the brain and causes unconsciousness.

You will be given Sevoflurane as a gas in the air you breathe to keep you asleep during the operation. Sevoflurane could occasionally have undesirable consequences during your procedure, just like other general anaesthetics. These include feeling anxious or nervous, decreased blood pressure, cough, nausea, and vomiting since your anaesthetist will immediately address any issues that emerge during your procedure.

SEVOFLURANE is recommended not to use if you are hypersensitive to Sevoflurane or other similar anaesthetics or if you or any family member suffered from a condition known as malignant hyperpyrexia (a sudden severe fever) when having a drug during a previous operation. So, before taking SEVOFLURANE, let your doctor know about all your medical conditions, sensitivities, and all medications you are using. Also, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Patients should not drive or operate heavy machinery for at least 24 hours after receiving Sevoflurane.

Uses of SEVOFLURANE

Anaesthesia

Medicinal Benefits

SEVOFLURANE contains Sevoflurane, an inhaled general anaesthetic used for induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia during surgical procedures. It acts on the brain and causes unconsciousness. Sevoflurane puts you to sleep and maintains your unconsciousness during an operation. It stops you from knowing what happens during surgical processes and other procedures.

Directions for Use

SEVOFLURANE should be administered to you by an anaesthetist. Your age and weight will determine your dose and the type of treatment you are having.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of SEVOFLURANE

  • Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous)
  • Decreased blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Increased blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Cough
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness or dizziness
  • Chills
  • Fever (pyrexia)
  • Low body temperature (hypothermia)
  • Slow, shallow breathing (respiratory depression)
  • Watering mouth (salivary hypersecretion)
  • Abnormal sugar (glucose) level
  • Abnormal liver function test
  • White blood cell counts are abnormal

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

SEVOFLURANE is recommended not to use if you are hypersensitive to Sevoflurane or other similar anaesthetics if you or any family member suffered from a condition known as malignant hyperpyrexia (a sudden severe fever) when having a drug during a previous operation. So, before taking SEVOFLURANE, let your doctor know about all your medical conditions, sensitivities, and all medications you are using. Also, let your doctor know if you are a pregnant woman or a nursing mother.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: SEVOFLURANE may interact with antiarrhythmic medications (e.g. amiodarone, sotalol), antidepressants (e.g. isocarboxazid, phenelzine, citalopram), HIV medication (e.g. efavirenz), medicines used to treat multiple sclerosis (e.g. fingolimod)

Drug-Food Interactions: Alcohol consumption should be avoided.

Drug-Disease Interactions: SEVOFLURANE may interact with various medical conditions, including Hyperthermia (abnormally high body temperature), hepatic dysfunction (liver failure), hyperkalemia (high level of the electrolyte potassium in the blood), intracranial pressure (pressure exerted by fluids such as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) inside the skull and on the brain tissue), renal impairment (kidney failure), and seizures.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • AMIODARONE
  • SOTALOL
  • ISOCARBOXAZID
  • PHENELZINE
  • CITALOPRAM
  • EFAVIRENZ
  • FINGOLIMOD
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking SEVOFLURANE.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      SEVOFLURANE should be used in pregnant women only if clinically needed, and the benefits outweigh the risks. So, inform your doctor before receiving SEVOFLURANE if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. Your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Breastfeeding should be discontinued for 48 hours following Sevoflurane treatment, and any milk produced during this time should be discarded.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      unsafe

      Patients should not drive or operate heavy machinery for at least 24 hours after receiving Sevoflurane.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Caution should be exercised while using SEVOFLURANE in patients with liver impairment. So, inform your doctor before receiving SEVOFLURANE if you have a liver impairment/disorder history. Your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Caution should be exercised while using SEVOFLURANE in patients with Kidney impairment. So, inform your doctor before receiving SEVOFLURANE if you have a kidney impairment/disorder history. Your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      safe if prescribed

      Your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Anesthesia: Anesthesia is a medical procedure that relieves discomfort during procedures such as surgery, some screening and diagnostic tests, tissue sample removal (e.g., skin biopsies), and dental treatments. It enables people to receive operations that allow them to live better and longer lives.

    FAQs

    SEVOFLURANE belongs to the class of inhalation anaesthetic agents used to induce and maintain general anaesthesia during surgical procedures.

    SEVOFLURANE contains Sevoflurane, which is an inhaled general anaesthetic. It acts on the brain and causes unconsciousness.

    SEVOFLURANE may affect your heart rhythm. Disturbances of the heart rhythm are very common. Your anaesthetist will quickly deal with any problems that arise during your operation.

    Caution should be exercised in administering general anaesthesia, including sevoflurane, to patients with mitochondrial disorders. So, let your doctor know about all medical conditions before administering SEVOFLURANE.

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