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Sevoflurane

Also known as Ultane

Sevoflurane (1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-(fluoromethoxy)propane), also called fluoromethyl hexafluoroisopropyl ether, is a sweet-smelling, nonflammable, highly fluorinated methyl isopropyl ether used for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia. Together with desflurane, it is replacing isoflurane and halothane in modern anesthesiology. It is often administered in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. After desflurane, it is the volatile anesthetic with the fastest onset and offset. Though desflurane has the lowest blood/gas coefficient of the currently used volatile anesthetics, sevoflurane is the preferred agent for mask induction due to its lesser irritation to mucous membranes.

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What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed sevoflurane to treat knee ligament or meniscus tear, kidney stone, inguinal hernia, and idiopathic excessive menstruation.

What drug interactions are known?

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

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

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