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(Generic versions may still be available.)
There is no specific antidote. Treatment should be aimed at maintaining respiratory function (by moving the patient to fresh air or inserting an emergency airway with respiratory support) and cardiovascular function.
Cases of internal ingestion must be treated symptomatically.
Fluothane (halothane) is not recommended for obstetrical anesthesia except when uterine relaxation is required.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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