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Doctor insights on: Sevoflurane Side Effects

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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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Side effects of pills?

Too vague: A question. Different pills/meds have different effects as well side effects. ...Read more

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What are side effects of gin?

What are side effects of gin?

Same as any alcohol: Less likely to cause hangover, but causes the same liver inflammation, scarring and damage as any other form of alcohol, as well as damage to esophagus, stomach, pancreas. Also can be toxic to the heart, the immune system, the bone marrow (which makes our blood components), impairing our ability to fight infections and our general immune system. PLUS, it causes many kinds of cancers. ...Read more

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Does cbt have any side effects?

Does cbt have any side effects?

CBT: Cbt is mostly free of side effects, but during the treatment you may well feel some anxiety. For instance, exposure and response prevention are part of cbt treatment for obsessive compulsive d/o. With ocd, the person is unconsciously using compulsive behaviors to bind anxiety -- and if prevented, will temporarily feel anxiety. The therapist will help you through this. ...Read more

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Side effects of nasovion drops?

Side effects: The medication has minimal side effects and is basically harmless. ...Read more