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What are the side effects of desflurane?

There are a variety of side effects of desflurane. The most common side effects are coughing, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, drowsiness and weakness. After having anesthesia, you may also have problems with your coordination and ability to think clearly. Other side effects you may experience include dizziness, headaches, restlessness and nervousness. You may also have a sore throat and irritation or redness of the eyes. You should not drive or operate machinery for at least 24 hours following anesthesia. Drinking alcohol and taking central nervous system depressants should be avoided for that time period as well because they may be intensified. An allergic reaction to this drug, marked by a rash, hives, difficulty breathing or swelling in the face, mouth or throat requires emergency care.

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