SEVOFLURANE is a medicine that you breathe to help reduce any pain from a procedure or surgery.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
a history of malignant hyperthermia
neuromuscular disease like Duchenne muscular dystrophy
an unusual or allergic reaction to sevoflurane, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is for inhalation. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as full-term newborns for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
certain antibiotics like grepafloxacin and sparfloxacin
MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
St. John's wort
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
narcotic medicines for pain
neuromuscular blockers like pancuronium, vecuronium, and atracurium
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
fast, irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms
high body temperature
right upper belly pain
slow or difficult breathing
unusually weak or tired
yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.