GENERIC NAME: SEVOFLURANE (seh-voh-FLEW-rain)
BRAND NAME(S): Ultane
USES: This medication is an anesthetic. It is used during surgical procedures.
HOW TO USE: This medication will be given by a health care professional. A special mask will be placed over your mouth and nose and the medication will be inhaled through the mask.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication causes drowsiness and dizziness. Expect these effects. Notify your doctor if you develop: anxiety, chills, breathing trouble, unusual change in amount of urine, seizures, muscle stiffness, fast/irregular heartbeat, stomach/abdominal pain, fatigue, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, persistent dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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