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Doctor insights on: Sevoflurane Dosage

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What is the difference between sevoflurane, isoflurane, and enflurane?

What is the difference between sevoflurane, isoflurane, and enflurane?

# 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

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Is there a high incidence of post operative vomiting from sevoflurane?

Is there a high incidence of post operative vomiting from sevoflurane?

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

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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?

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

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Daily dosage for bupropionhcl?

Daily dosage for bupropionhcl?

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 more

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What is usage and dosage ampiclox?

What is usage and dosage ampiclox?

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

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Wikoryl dosage for 8months child wt 9kg?

Wikoryl dosage for 8months child wt 9kg?

No: This combination is currently not recommended for use at this age due to potentail serious side effects. ...Read more