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  1. Halothane Benefits & Uses
  2. Halothane Dosage & How to Take
  3. Halothane Side Effects
  4. Halothane Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Halothane with Other Drugs
  6. Halothane Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Halothane
  8. Halothane Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Halothane Benefits & Uses

Halothane is used to treat the following -

  1. जनरल एनेस्थीसिया Primary

Halothane Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Halothane


Halothane Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Halothane is used -

  1. Rash
  2. Erythema
  3. Headache Unknown
  4. Shaking hands or tremor
  5. Nausea or vomiting
  6. Altered heart rate
  7. Abnormal voluntary movements
  8. Apnea (Absence of Breathing)
  9. Agitation
  10. Abnormal Dreams
  11. Hyperventilating (rapid/deep breathing)
  12. Unusual behavior
  13. Jaundice Unknown
  14. Dizziness Unknown
  15. Decreased blood pressure
  16. Arrhythimia

Halothane Related Warnings

Is the use of Halothane safe for pregnant women?

The effects of Halothane on pregnant women are unknown since no research has been done to ascertain it yet.


Is the use of Halothane safe during breastfeeding?

Information about safety of Halothane for women who are breastfeeding is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.


What is the effect of Halothane on the Kidneys?

Halothane is completely safe for kidneys.


What is the effect of Halothane on the Liver?

So far, no research has been carried out on the effects of Halothane on the liver. So it is not known whether taking Halothane will affect the liver or not.


What is the effect of Halothane on the Heart?

Halothane may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Halothane with Other Drugs

Halothane should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -



    Halothane Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Halothane unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Jaundice

    Frequently asked Questions about Halothane

    Is this Halothane habit forming or addictive?

    No, there is no any evidence that Halothane is addictive.


    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Halothane. So it is best to avoid driving.


    Is it safe?

    Yes, but Halothane should be consumed in a limited amount.

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    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, the use of Halothane in mental disorders is not effective.


    Halothane Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Halothane

    There is no information on the effects of taking Halothane with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.


    Interaction between Alcohol and Halothane

    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Halothane and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    This medicine data has been created by -
    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience


    1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 379
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