Etomidate is a sedative and anesthetic remedy that acts quickly depress the central nervous system and promotes loss of consciousness. It is therefore widely used in surgery along with inhaled anesthetics.Etomidate is known commercially as Hypnomidate, but cannot be purchased from conventional pharmacies as its use is restricted to hospital health professionals.
Indications of etomidate
Etomidate is indicated for induction of general anesthesia that can be maintained with analgesic anesthetics.
Method of use of etomidate
The mode of use of etomidate should be indicated by an anesthetist because this medicine should only be used by healthcare professionals in hospitals.
Etomidate Side Effects
The main side effects of etomidate include lowering blood pressure, difficulty breathing, vomiting, nausea and skin hives.
Contraindications of etomidate
Etomidate is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to etomidate or other components of the formula.