Genisia is a prescription medicine used for producing general anesthesia. It is also used as truth serum because it alters certain functions in the brai... View More
Uses of Genisia
Side effects of Genisia
How to use Genisia
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Genisia works
Genisia is a general anaesthetic. It works by causing reversible loss of consciousness to allow surgery without pain and distress.
Status epilepticus, Induction of anesthesia, Reduction of raised intracranial pressure
Intravenous Induction of anaesthesia Adult: 100-150 mg of a 2.5 or 5% solution injected over 10-15 sec repeated every 30-60 sec according to response ... View More
Intravenous Induction of anaesthesia Child: 2-7 mg/kg over 10-15 seconds; repeated after 1 minute if needed.. Status epilepticus Child: 5 mg/kg b... View More
Renal impairment: Dose reduction may be needed.
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Mode of Action
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Hypovolaemia; history of severe asthma, severe cardiac disease, severe anaemia, hyperkalaemia, toxaemia, myasthenia gravis, myxoedema; severe renal or h... View More
Coughing, hiccupping, sneezing, muscle twitching, laryngospasm, bronchospasm. IV: tissue necrosis (if extravasation occurs). Intra-arterial: Severe arte... View More
Possible increase in difficulty in producing anaesthesia in patients taking alcohol or CNS depressants. Additive action with other CNS depressants inclu... View More