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What causes the uncontrollable shaking and shivering after general anesthesia?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
Just happens!: Shivering after general anesthesia sometimes happens even if a patient's temperature is normal, usually associated with the anesthesia gases such as Desflurane and sevoflurane. A small dose of Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) will usually calm down the shivering. We see less of it these days now that we have warming blankets and fluid warmers in wide use in the operating rooms.
Answered on Oct 18, 2019
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