Amidate Side Effects
Generic name: etomidate
Note: This document contains side effect information about etomidate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Amidate.
Applies to etomidate: parenteral injection
Side effects include:
Injection site pain, skeletal muscle movements (e.g., myoclonic, averting, tonic, or ocular movements), postoperative nausea and vomiting.
Myoclonus occurs frequently. Most episodes are mild to moderate in severity, although disturbing movements reported occasionally. Usually bilateral. Administration of IV fentanyl immediately before induction has been shown to minimize incidence of skeletal muscle movements.
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 21, 2019.
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