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Suprane (desflurane, USP)

Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) -- April 2009


The detailed view includes drug products with safety labeling changes to the BOXED WARNING, CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS, or PATIENT PACKAGE INSERT/MEDICATION GUIDE sections. Deletions or editorial revisions made to these sections are not included in this summary. Read about the new physician labeling format.

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Brand (Generic) Name

Sections Modified

Suprane (desflurane, USP)


  • Post Marketing Reports
    The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of Suprane (desflurane, USP). Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.
    • Blood and Lymphatic System Disorders: Coagulopathy
    • Metabolism and Nutrition Disorders: Hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, metabolic acidosis
    • Nervous System Disorders: convulsion
    • Eye Disorders: Ocular icterus
    • Cardiac Disorders: Cardiac arrest, Torsade de pointes, ventricular failure, ventricular hypokinesia
    • Vascular Disorders: Malignant hypertension, hemorrhage, hypotension, shock
    • Respiratory, Thoracic And Mediastinal Disorders: Respiratory arrest, respiratory failure, respiratory distress, Bronchospasm, Hemoptysis
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders: Pancreatitis acute, abdominal pain
    • Hepatobiliary Disorders: Hepatic failure, hepatic necrosis, cytolytic hepatitis, cholestasis, jaundice, hepatic function abnormal, liver disorder
    • Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue Disorder: Urticaria, erythema,
    • Musculoskeletal, Connective Tissue, and Bone Disorders: Rhabdomyolysis
    • General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions: Hyperthermia malignant, asthenia, malaise
    • Investigations: Tranaminases increased, alanine aminotransferase increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, coagulation test abnormal, ammonia increased
    • Injury, Poisoning, and Procedural Complications*:...