Precautions

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

For patients going home within 24 hours after receiving this medicine:

  • Sevoflurane may cause some people to feel drowsy, tired, or weak for a while after they receive it. It may also cause problems with coordination and ability to think. Therefore, for about 24 hours (or longer if necessary) after receiving sevoflurane, do not drive, operate moving machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert .
  • Unless otherwise directed by your doctor or dentist, do not drink alcoholic beverages or take other central nervous system (CNS) depressants (medicines that may make you drowsy or less alert) for about 24 hours after you have received sevoflurane. Taking these medicines or drinking alcoholic beverages may add to the effects of sevoflurane. Some examples of CNS depressants are antihistamines or medicine for hay fever, other allergies, or colds; other sedatives, tranquilizers, or sleeping medicine, prescription pain medicine or narcotics; barbiturates; medicine for seizures; and muscle relaxants.