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Halothane Information

Halothane Benefits & Uses

Halothane is used to treat the following -

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 effect of Halothane on pregnant women is unknown because research on this has not been done yet.


Is the use of Halothane safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Halothane for breastfeeding women are not known. This is because research work on this has not been done.


What is the effect of Halothane on the Kidneys?

Using Halothane does not have any harmful effects on kidney.


What is the effect of Halothane on the Liver?

In the absence of any scientific study of side effects of Halothane on liver, information on safety of Halothane for liver is unavailable.


What is the effect of Halothane on the Heart?

Side effects of Halothane rarely affect 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, you do not get addicted to Halothane.

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

No, you should do not do anything that requires the brain to be active and alert after taking Halothane.


Is it safe?

Yes, but take a limited amount of Halothane.

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Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Halothane for mental disorders.


Halothane Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Halothane

Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Halothane and food will interact.


Interaction between Alcohol and Halothane

Information about the interaction of Halothane and alcohol is not available because this topic has not been researched yet.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 379