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Who should not use enflurane?

People who suffer from seizure disorders should not be given enflurane. Enflurane can trigger a seizure or muscle jerking in some people. Enflurane should not be used in people with a history of malignant hyperthermia, and may be used cautiously in those with liver disease or myasthenia gravis. Furthermore, enflurane should not be administered to people who are allergic to any of its ingredients.

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