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Fluothane Side Effects Center
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Fluothane FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
As with other agents of this type, halothane anaesthesia has been shown to trigger a skeletal muscle hypermetabolic state leading to high oxygen demand and the clinical syndrome known as malignant hyperthermia (MH). The syndrome includes non specific features such as hypercapnia, muscle rigidity, tachycardia, tachypnoea, cyanosis, arrhythmias and unstable blood pressure. An increase in overall metabolism may be reflected in an elevated temperature. Treatment includes discontinuation of triggering agents, administration of intravenous dantrolene sodium and application of supportive therapy.
Cardiac arrhythmias, in particular ventricular arrthymias, have been reported as being very common during FLUOTHANE (halothane) use. Typically these are without clinical consequences. Bradycardia and/or hypotension may occur during FLUOTHANE (halothane) anaesthesia. Hypotension may occur particularly during induction.
Shivering may be observed during recovery from anaesthesia, especially if the patient is in cool surroundings.
Post-operative nausea and vomiting may occur after FLUOTHANE anaesthesia.
Anaesthesia with halothane may be followed by abnormalities of liver function or more rarely liver damage (see Contraindications).
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