Etomid is a general anesthetic. It is used in major surgical procedures. It allows the procedures to be carried out without pain and distress. It is adm... View More
Uses of Etomid
Side effects of Etomid
How to use Etomid
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Etomid works
Etomid is a general anaesthetic. It works by causing reversible loss of consciousness. This allows surgical procedures to be carried out without pain an... View More
IV Administration Inject undiluted by direct IV injection over 30-60 sec; do not administer by prolonged IV infusion Inject into large forearm vein
General Anesthesia Induction 0.3-0.6 mg/kg IVP over 30-60 sec
General Anesthesia Induction <10 years: Safety and efficacy not established >10 years: 0.3-0.6 mg/kg IVP over 30-60 sec
Hypersensitivity. Reduced or at risk of reduced adrenocortical function. Porphyria.
Mode of Action
Etomidate is a carboxylated imidazole. It is a sedative and hypnotic agent used commonly for induction anaesthesia.
Opioid analgesics or benzodiazepines may be given as premedications to reduce risk of convulsions. Not to be admin by prolonged infusion. Pre-existing e... View More
>10% Transient injection site pain (30-80%),Skeletal muscle movements, mainly myoclonic (32%),Opsoclonus (20%),Adrenal suppression 1-10% Hiccups ... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: C Lactation: Not known if excreted in breast milk; use caution
Antipsychotics, sedatives or opioids; calcium-channel blockers.
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