Desflurane

Desflurane is used for anesthesia during surgical procedures. You may have nausea after a procedure where desflurane is used.

Desflurane Overview

Reviewed: September 29, 2013
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Desflurane is a prescription medication used to prevent or reduce pain during surgery. It belongs to a class of drugs called anesthetics, which work by causing you to fall asleep before surgery. Therefore, you should not be able to feel pain during the procedure.

This is a medication that comes as an inhalational liquid. It will be given to you before and during your surgery by a healthcare professional. You will inhale the medicine through a mask placed over your mouth and nose.

Common side effects of desflurane include coughing, headache, nausea, and vomiting.

 

 

 

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Uses of Desflurane

Desflurane is a prescription medication used to prevent or reduce pain during surgery.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Desflurane Brand Names

Desflurane may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Desflurane Drug Class

Desflurane is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Desflurane

Serious side effects have been reported with desflurane.

Common side effects of desflurane include

  • coughing
  • breath holding
  • apnea (a disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow)
  • nausea
  • vomiting

This is not a complete list of desflurane side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.