Methoxyflurane is an anesthetic that is used for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.


What is Methoxyflurane?

Methoxyflurane works by altering the activity of the channels and junctions present in cell membranes. In this way, it induces muscle relaxation and reduces sensitivity to pain.


How should Methoxyflurane be taken?

Methoxyflurane is administered by inhalation.


Side effects associated with Methoxyflurane

Among the possible side effects of methoxyflurane include the following:


  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Kidney failure
  • Increase in serum creatinine
  • Laryngospasm
  • Bone weakness


It is important to contact a doctor immediately if you experience: 


  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Increased production of urine
  • Frequent urination


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Methoxyflurane

Before starting treatment with Methoxyflurane, it is important to tell your doctor if:


  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other drugs or food
  • You are taking any other medications, herbal remedies or supplements
  • You are suffering (or have suffered) from respiratory depression, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, kidney disorders, liver problems or head injuries
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding