What are the side effects of long-term anesthesia (isoflurane) exposure?

Subtle but present. While research is ongoing, there is an increasing body of evidence showing long term exposure to even small amounts of any of the inhaled anesthetics, which includes Isoflourane, has temporary or potentially permanent side effects. They include miscarriages and cognitive impairment such as memory, learning and behavioral deficiency. They are mostly subtle in young, healthy patients though. .

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I was wondering what are some side effects of long term anesthesia (isoflurane) exposure?

Isoflurane Exposure. This is usually an academic question as the use of this medication is with an anesthesia machine with a scavenging system which eliminates/reduces the occupational exposure risk (niosh recommendation below 2 ppm). Read more...