Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Isoflurane
Indications/Uses
Induction & maintenance of general anesth. Also used in subanesth doses to provide analgesia in obstet & other painful procedures.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Induction: Initiate at a conc of 0.5%. Surgical anesth usually produced in 10 min w/ conc of 1.5-3%. Maintenance: 1-2.5% isoflurane in O2/nitrous oxide mixtures. An additional 0.5-0.75% isoflurane may be required when given w/ O2 & nitrous oxide to maintain anesth for caesarian section.
Special Precautions
Patients w/ raised intracranial pressure. Increased blood loss may occur after curettage or termination of pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Resp depression, hypotension, arrhythmias, malignant hyperthermia.
MIMS Class
Anaesthetics - Local & General
ATC Classification
N01AB06 - isoflurane ; Belongs to the class of halogenated hydrocarbons. Used as general anesthetics.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Florane inhalation soln 100 %
Packing/Price
100 mL x 1's;250 mL x 1's
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