What are the side effects of Forane?

Upon recovering from anesthesia with Forane (isoflurane), you may experience side effects, such as shivering, nausea, vomiting and temporary paralysis of the intestine. You may also experience respiratory depression, low blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm. You may have elevated blood potassium, which can lead to abnormal heart rhythm. A brief elevated white blood count may also occur. Rarely, there may be liver dysfunction or cardiac arrest. Also rare is the risk of malignant hyperthermia, which can cause circulatory collapse and result in death if not treated quickly. You will be in a recovery room at the time and be continually monitored by the recovery room staff.

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