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# of fluorine atoms: Chemically, they are all halogenated ethers that can produce general anesthesia (GA) in humans. The sevoflurane has the highest number of fluorine atoms (7) and less pungent than isoflurane; enflurane is not in general use nowadays. They differ in their potency, solubility in plasma, and volatility, which requires use of designated vaporizers and different concentrations in the brain to achieve GA ...Read more
Associated: In the early postoperative period (0-2 h), the leading risk factor for vomiting is the use of volatile anaesthetics, with similar odds ratios being associated with Isoflurane (19.8), Enflurane (16.1) and sevoflurane (14.5). A dose-response relationship exists with the use of volatile anesthetics - meaning the longer the case, the higher the risk. ...Read more
Will hypocalcemia contribute to bilateral prolonged ankle clonus ? Is hypocalcemic pt more vulnerable to seizures during sevoflurane inhalation ?
My son was ordered a brain MRI because of dev. delays and I'm concerned about the anesthetic. Is Sevoflurane safe on a 14 month old?
Should be fine: Sevoflurane is commonly utilized as a general anesthetic in the pediatric population. It is well-suited for distribution by mask and has improved in terms of side effects compared to halothane. Nevertheless, side effects cam occur therefore, check with the pediatric anesthesiologist in charge for more questions. ...Read more
Varies by response: Bupropion comes in several verstions--immediate release, twoce daily dosage form, and once-daily doseage form. Typical ranges are 200 to 450 mg a day. 450 mg is the maximum recommended doses because there is an increased risk of seizures above that dose. As with all antidepressants, the dose any individual needs varies and depends on condition being treated and side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotic: Ampiclox, or Ampicillin as it is known in the us, is given in doses of 250-500 mg qid (four times a day). It is also the main drug in unasyn, (ampicillin and sulbactam) where it is combined with sulbactam which makes it more effective. Unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) is an IV medicine only. The drug can be used against a wide range of infections, including pneumonia, kidney infections, and meningitis. ...Read more