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  •  halogenated volatile anaesthetic


  • ISOFLURANE is a halogenated volatile anaesthetic which induces and maintains general anaesthesia by depression of the central nervous system and resultant loss of consciousness. It  is a medicine that will be given to you in the form of a gas which you breathe in through a mask. It is used to induce and maintain a deep and pain free sleep during surgical procedures. It also helps to block the sensations of pain and discomfort that may be experienced during surgical procedures. Isoflurane may be used in combination with other medicines during general anaesthesia. Isoflurane is always given to you by a healthcare professional. The qualified person responsible for giving you your medicine should make sure that you get the right dose.

    Manufacturer: Piramal Health Care (India)


    If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. At times your prescriber may decide to use medicines that interact, in other cases this may not be appropriate.
    The decision to use medicines that interact depends on your specific circumstances. Your prescriber may decide to use medicines that interact, if it is believed that the benefits of taking the medicines together outweigh the risks. In such cases, it may be necessary to alter your dose or monitor you more closely.
    Tell your prescriber the names of all the medicines that you are taking so that they can consider all possible interactions. This includes all the medicines which have been prescribed by your GP, hospital doctor, dentist, nurse, health visitor, midwife or pharmacist. You must also tell your prescriber about medicines which you have bought over the counter without prescriptions.
    The following medicines may interact with Isoflurane:

    • adrenaline
    • amphetamines and its derivatives
    • ephedrine and its derivatives
    • isoniazid
    • isoprenaline
    • nitrous oxide
    • noradrenaline

    The following types of medicine may interact with Isoflurane:

    • appetite suppressants
    • benzodiazepines
    • beta-blockers
    • calcium antagonists
    • carbon dioxide absorbents containing potassium hydroxide
    • dihydropyridine derivatives
    • medicines that cause respiratory depression
    • monoamine oxidase inhibitors
    • narcotics
    • non-depolarising muscle relaxants
    • opioids
    • sedatives
    • stimulants
    • sympathomimetics

    If you are taking Isoflurane and one of the above medicines or types of medicines, make sure your prescriber knows about it.

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