FDA Approved: * May 9, 1972 Pharm Company: *HALOCARBON Category:Anesthetic
Halothane, sold under the brand name Fluothane among others, is a general anaesthetic. It can be used to induce or maintain anaesthesia. One of its benefits is that it does not increase the production of saliva, which can be particularly useful in those who are difficult to intubate. It is given by inhalation.
Side effects include an irregular heartbeat, respiratory depression, and hepatotoxicity. ...
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