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Fluothane

Discontinued Warning IconPlease Note: This Brand Name drug is no longer available in the US.
(Generic versions may still be available.)

Overdosage
Contraindications

OVERDOSE

In the event of overdosage, or what may appear to be overdosage, drug administration should be stopped, and assisted or controlled ventilation with pure oxygen initiated.

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.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Fluothane (halothane) is not recommended for obstetrical anesthesia except when uterine relaxation is required.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004

Overdosage
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