Causing general anesthesia (loss of consciousness) before and during surgery.
Sevoflurane is an anesthetic. It works by depressing activity in the central nervous system, which causes loss of consciousness.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Sevoflurane . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Sevoflurane . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Sevoflurane may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Sevoflurane as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Sevoflurane .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Agitation; dizziness; drowsiness; increased cough; increased saliva; lightheadedness; nausea; shivering; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chills; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever; seizures; unusual change in amount or urine; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing; slow heartbeat.Proper storage of Sevoflurane :
Sevoflurane is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Sevoflurane at home, store Sevoflurane as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Sevoflurane out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Sevoflurane . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.