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Drug Interactions with Isoflurane Compared to Those with Enflurane and Halothane

  • M. J. Halsey
  • M. A. D. Phil
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin / Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 188)


This clinical evaluation of isoflurane as compared with halothane and enflurane [25] is based on three important questions:
  1. 1.

    How are the pharmacological and physiological properties of isoflurane modified when it is used as a clinical agent rather than an experimental anaesthetic? For example, how does it interact with other anaesthetics and other drugs; how do old and young patients with various disease states respond to different types of surgery when isoflurane is used as an anaesthetic?

  2. 2.

    How do the clinical anaesthetic properties of isoflurane compare with those of halothane and enflurane? What might be the reason for preferring isoflurane in spite of its relatively high cost?

  3. 3.

    How far can isoflurane be regarded as the best inhalational anaesthetic available? What potential problems or disadvantages still need to be evaluated?



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