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Desflurane

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Introduction

Name

  • Desflurane.

Class of drug

  • Inhalational anesthetic.

Description

Chemical name

  • 1,2,2,2-tetrafluoroethyldifluoromethyl ether.

Molecular formula

  • C3H2F6O.

Storage requirements

  • To be stored in original bottle until used.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Commonly used muscle relaxants are potentiated by desflurane.
  • Lower doses of desflurane are required in premedicated patients.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Santos M et al (2005) Cardiopulmonary effects of desflurane in horses. Vet Anaesth Analg 32 (6), 355-359 PubMed.
  • Steffey F P, Woliner M J, Puschner B & Galey F D (2005) Effects of desflurane and mode of ventilation on cardiovascular and respiratory functions and clinicopathologic variables in horses. Am J Vet Res 66 (4), 669-677 PubMed.
  • Steffey E P (2002) Recent advances in inhalation anesthesia. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 18 (1), 159-168 PubMed.
  • Tendillo F J et al (1997) Anesthetic potency of desflurane in the horse: determination of the minimum alveolar concentration. Vet Surg 26 (4), 354-357 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Hall L W, Clarke K W & Trim C M (2001) Veterinary Anaesthesia. 10th edn. W B Saunders.
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