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Medications for Anesthesia

What is Anesthesia:  Loss of normal sensation or feeling.

A drug used to produce anesthesia.

Medications to treat Anesthesia

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
propofol B N X 260 reviews
8.0

Generic name: propofol systemic

Brand names:  Diprivan, Propoven

Drug class: general anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
lidocaine B N 4 reviews
3.0

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Brand names:  Xylocaine HCl, Anestacaine, DentiPatch, Dilocaine, L-Caine, Lidoject 1, Nervocaine, Truxacaine, UAD Caine

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Diprivan B N X 18 reviews
9.0

Generic name: propofol systemic

Drug class: general anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
lidocaine / prilocaine B N 10 reviews
8.0

Generic name: lidocaine / prilocaine topical

Brand names:  Emla, Lidopril, AgonEaze, Anodyne LPT, DermacinRx Empricaine, DermacinRx Prikaan, DermacinRx Prizopak, Dolotranz, Leva Set, Lidopril XR, LiproZonePak, Livixil Pak, Medolor Pak, Oraqix, Prikaan, Prilolid, Relador Pak Plus, Venipuncture CPI

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
fentanyl C 2 X 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: fentanyl systemic

Brand name:  Sublimaze

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Emla B N 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: lidocaine / prilocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
glycopyrrolate B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: glycopyrrolate systemic

Brand names:  Robinul, Robinul Forte

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
lidocaine Off Label B N 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Brand names:  Lidocaine Viscous, Xylocaine Topical, Xylocaine Jelly, LMX 4, LidaMantle, Xylocaine Viscous, Anestacon, CidalEaze, DermacinRx Lido V Pak, Derma Numb, Eha Lotion, Laryng-O-Jet Spray, Lidocream, Lidopac, Lidopin, Lidosense 5, Lidovex, Lidozol, LMX 5, Medi-Quik Spray, Regenecare HA Spray, Senatec

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
succinylcholine C N 6 reviews
2.0

Generic name: succinylcholine systemic

Brand names:  Anectine, Quelicin

Drug class: neuromuscular blocking agents

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
ketamine N 3 X 11 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ketamine systemic

Brand name:  Ketalar

Drug class: general anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Lidocaine Viscous Off Label B N Add review
6.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Off Label: Yes

 
Pentothal C 3 X 3 reviews
8.0

Generic name: thiopental systemic

Drug class: general anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Anaspaz C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: hyoscyamine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Anectine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: succinylcholine systemic

Drug class: neuromuscular blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
etomidate C N Add review Rate

Generic name: etomidate systemic

Brand name:  Amidate

Drug class: general anesthetics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
rocuronium C N 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: rocuronium systemic

Brand name:  Zemuron

Drug class: neuromuscular blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Amidate C N Add review Rate

Generic name: etomidate systemic

Drug class: general anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Sublimaze C 2 X 1 review
1.0

Generic name: fentanyl systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
vecuronium C N Add review Rate

Generic name: vecuronium systemic

Brand name:  Norcuron

Drug class: neuromuscular blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Ketalar N 3 X 1 review
10

Generic name: ketamine systemic

Drug class: general anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Xylocaine Topical Off Label B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Xylocaine Jelly Off Label B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
hyoscyamine C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: hyoscyamine systemic

Brand names:  Anaspaz, Levsin, Levbid, HyoMax, Hyosyne, A-Spaz, Colidrops, Cystospaz, Ed-Spaz, HyoMax DT, HyoMax FT, HyoMax SL, HyoMax SR, Hyospaz, IB-Stat, Levsinex, Levsinex SR, Levsin SL, NuLev, Oscimin, Spasdel, Symax Duotab, Symax FasTab, Symax SL, Symax SR

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
LMX 4 Off Label B N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Off Label: Yes

 
Robinul B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: glycopyrrolate systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
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Topics under Anesthesia

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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