Sevoflurane Inhalation Anesthetic
Sevoflurane is indicated for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia in dogs. It is a clear, colorless, stable liquid containing no additives or chemical stabilizers. Nonflammable and nonexplosive, Sevoflurane is only for use with a precision vaporizer calibrated for sevoflurane. Available in 250 mL amber-colored bottles.
Important safety information
As with all drugs, side effects may occur. Not for human use. Sevoflurane is contraindicated in dogs with a known sensitivity to sevoflurane or other halogenated agents. Sevoflurane is a profound respiratory depressant. DUE TO THE RAPID AND DOSE DEPENDENT CHANGES IN ANESTHETIC DEPTH, RESPIRATION MUST BE MONITORED CLOSELY IN THE DOG AND SUPPORTED WHEN NECESSARY WITH SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN AND/OR ASSISTED VENTILATION. Due to sevoflurane’s low solubility in blood, increasing concentration may result in rapid hemodynamic changes compared to other volatile anesthetics. Operating rooms and animal recovery areas should be provided with adequate ventilation to prevent the accumulation of anesthetic vapors. To avoid production of carbon monoxide, sevoflurane should not be passed through desiccated soda lime or barium hydroxide lime. The most frequently reported adverse reactions during maintenance anesthesia were hypotension, followed by tachypnea, muscle tenseness, excitation, apnea, muscle fasciculations and emesis. Refer to the prescribing information for complete details.