Sojourn (Sevoflurane) belongs to the group of medicines known as general anesthetics. Sojourn is used to cause general anesthesia (loss of consciousness) before and during surgery.
Sojourn is given to patients as a gas for inhalation. Although Sojourn can be given alone, it is often administered in combinations with other anesthetics and relaxant. This helps produce more effective anesthesia in some patients.
General anesthetics like Sojourn are given only by or under the immediate supervision of a doctor trained to use them. If you will be receiving a general anesthetic during your surgery, your anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist will give you the medicine and closely follow your progress.
You can only use Sojourn with doctor's supervision. Use of Sojourn without doctor's supervision can be dangerous and can lead to death.
2 What to Know Before Using
The doctor will consider the following first before prescribing Sojourn.
Make sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking Sojourn. Sojourn is an FDA pregnancy category B drug, which means it may be somewhat safe to use in pregnant patients. However, there are certain drugs also used during surgery or after surgery that can be harmful to patients who are pregnant.
Ask your doctor if it is safe to breastfeed shortly after taking Sojourn.
You need to tell all the medicines you take to your doctor before taking Sojourn to avoid drug interactions. Sojourn can interact with certain drugs that can result to undesired effects. Tell your doctor if you take any of the following medications:
Sojourn is given by the doctor or other health professionals using specialized equipment in the hospital. It is given right before surgery. Sojourn and other anesthetics are usually prescribed and given under the supervision of a specialist doctor called an anesthesiologist.
An overdose of Sojourn is unlikely because it is given by health professionals and you will be monitored throughout the surgery.
4 Precautions to Take
Make sure to report untoward symptoms to your doctor when you take Sojourn.
After taking Sojourn, do not take any other medication unless it is approved by your doctor.
5 Potential Side Effects
Call the doctor if you experienced any of the following after taking Sojourn:
Symptoms of severe allergic reaction such as hives, skin rash, swelling of the mouth, nose, tongue or throat
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