What should your doctor know before you receive
He has to know if you have any of these conditions:
a history of malignant hyperthermia
an unusual or allergic reaction to Ultane, or other
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should you use Ultane
Ultane is given through inhalation (breathing the gas into
the lungs) by trained anesthesia professionals in a controlled
environment like an operating room. Since there is no one
ideal general anesthetic, a combination of drugs that are
either injected or inhaled are typically used.
What drug(s) may interact with Ultanealcohol
herbal products, including St. John's wort
medicines for colds, breathing difficulties, or weight
medicines for seizures
medicines that improve muscle strength or tone for
conditions like myasthenia gravis
medicines that reduce high blood pressure, including
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about
all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription
medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products.
Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if
you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol,
if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect
the way your medicine works. Check with your health care
professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What side effects may I notice from using Ultane
During your surgery or procedure the anesthesiologist will
closely monitory all your body systems and treat any serious
side effects. Side effects that you should report to your
prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
high body temperature
low blood pressure
slow or difficult breathing
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention
(report to your prescriber or health care professional if
they continue or are bothersome):
increased mouth watering
low body temperature
What should you watch for while taking Ultane
You will be closely monitored following anesthesia with Ultane.
Ultane can affect your ability to drive or do anything
that needs mental alertness for about 24 hours after anesthesia.
Do not attempt to drive yourself home if you have received
Ultane for minor outpatient surgery. You may feel dizzy
and lightheaded. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting
spells, do not sit up or stand up quickly, especially if
you are an older patient. Alcohol can make you more drowsy
or dizzy; avoid alcoholic drinks for at least 24 hours before
and after you receive Ultane.
Where you can keep Ultane
This does not apply to Ultane as you only received general
anesthetics in a hospital or clinic setting.