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Doctor insights on: Halothane Side Effects

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What are the long term effects of exposure to halothane on my health ?

What are the long term effects of  exposure to halothane on my health ?

Depends: Halothane is rarely used in the United States as there are other inhaled anesthetics that have taken its place. Halothane is associated with liver damage, however this is quite rare. Other possible effects of multiple repeated anesthetics could include mild cognitive dysfunction, typically in elderly patients. ...Read more

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What are the effects of halothane?

Depends: Halothane is rarely used in the United States as there are other inhaled anesthetics that have taken its place. Halothane is associated with liver damage, however this is quite rare. Other possible effects of multiple repeated anesthetics could include mild cognitive dysfunction, typically in elderly patients. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the effects of halothane on anesthesiologists?

I was wondering what are the effects of halothane on anesthesiologists?

Bad: In an accidental rapid release, similar to patients: most important arrhythmia. For the chronic exposure in female anesthesia personnel: ectopic future pregnancies, miscarriages, but was never linked to congenital malformations. Long term exposure also is linked to hepatitis. And severe liver damage. Nowadays is barely used. ...Read more

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What does halothane do to the body?

What does halothane do to the body?

General anesthesia: It is a volatile agent (gas) that causes general anesthesia. It is sedating, amnestic (makes you lose memory) and analgesic. You don't feel anything, and are deeply asleep . No one know exactly how any of the General anesthetics work. Halothane is absorbed by the body and can cause rare immune responses. Halothane is longer available in the U.S., but is used in some parts of the world ...Read more

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Can halothane make you unconscious ?

Can halothane make you unconscious ?

Yes: Halothane is an inhaled anesthesic. Halothane is to be used only by trained medical professionals. ...Read more

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Could halothane make a human unconscious ?

Yes: Halothane is an inhalation agent and can and is used to induce unconsciousness during anesthetic induction and maintenance as well. It does have its advantages and disadvantages though. ...Read more

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Are haldol (haloperidol) and halothane in related drugs?

Are haldol (haloperidol) and halothane in  related drugs?

No: They are totally different. Haldol (haloperidol) is a first generation, anti-psychotic medication. Halothane is an inhalant used during general anasthesia. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the maximum recommended dose of adrenaline that can be used on a patient taking halothane anaesthesia?

Please help! what is the maximum recommended dose of adrenaline that can be used on a patient taking halothane anaesthesia?

Halothane/EPI: Halothane is rarely used anymore - perhaps in some under-developed countries. Halothane is known to sensitize the heart muscle to the arrhythmogenic effects of drugs such as epinephrine. I am not aware of any studies (human) stating specifically the maximum recommended dose. It is best to not expose a patient to halothane. ...Read more