USMLE

Halothane / Flurane

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Neuro Drugs
  1. Pyridostigmine, Neostigmine, Edrophonium
  2. Valproic Acid
  3. Naltrexone
  4. Levetiracetam
  5. Pregabalin
  6. Scopolamine
  7. Phenytoin
  8. Ethosuximide
  9. Levodopa, Carbidopa
  10. Succinylcholine
  11. Memantine
  12. Donepezil
  13. Halothane / Flurane
  14. Propofol
  15. Ergotamine
  16. Triptans
  17. Selegiline / Rasagiline
  18. Entacapone / Tolcapone
  19. Gabapentin
  20. Lamotrigine
  21. Carbamazepine
  22. Mannitol
  23. Ramelteon

Summary

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Key Points

  • Halothane, Fluranes
    • Mechanism
      • Inhaled Anesthetic
        • Depresses CNS through unclear mechanism
    • Clinical Use
      • General Anesthesia
        • Inhaled anesthetic that can also cause muscle relaxation
    • Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
      • Malignant hyperthermia
      • Hepatotoxicity (with halothane)
      • Respiratory depression
      • Hypotension
        • Secondary to cardiovascular depression