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What is desflurane?

Patricia Bartley Daniele
Ambulatory Care

Desflurane is an anesthetic gas used for general anesthesia. It is important to note if there is any family history of Malignant Hyperthermia, desflurane is among a list of anesthetics that should not be used. Before surgery, it is important to discuss any previous surgeries and anesthesia experiences with the anesthesia provider. 

Desflurane is a general anesthetic used to cause a loss of consciousness before or during surgery. It is a form of anesthesia that is inhaled. Desflurane is a prescription drug that is only administered by a doctor who will monitor your condition during surgery. It may be used by itself or in combination with other anesthetics. It is classified as a general anesthetic and is also known by the brand name Suprane.

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