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Desflurane

Also known as Suprane

Desflurane (1,2,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl difluoromethyl ether) is a highly fluorinated methyl ethyl ether used for maintenance of general anesthesia. Like halothane, enflurane and isoflurane, it is a racemic mixture of (R) and (S) optical isomers (enantiomers). Together with sevoflurane, it is gradually replacing isoflurane for human use, except in the third world, where its high cost precludes its use. It has the most rapid onset and offset of the volatile anesthetic drugs used for general anesthesia due to its low solubility in blood.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed desflurane to treat abdominal hernia, nose disorder, fracture of the facial bones, and deviated nasal septum.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take desflurane if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

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