How Do Systemic General Anesthetics Work?
Systemic general anesthetics are drugs used for making a person sleep throughout a surgery.
In systemic general anesthetics, anesthesia is administered through an intravenous line. It depresses the excitatory neurohormones in the central nervous system and stimulates inhibitory neurohormones to induce and maintain analgesic and amnesic effects.
HOW ARE SYSTEMIC GENERAL ANESTHETICS USED?
Systemic general anesthetics are used for inducing:
- General anesthesia
Off-label uses include:
- To treat Cushing syndrome
- For sedation
WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF SYSTEMIC GENERAL ANESTHETICS?
Some of the side effects of systemic general anesthetics include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dry mouth
- Sore throat
- Hoarse voice
- Muscle aches
- Confusion, especially in older people
- Apnea (temporary cessation of breathing)
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.