A review of the safety and efficacy of inhaled methoxyflurane as an analgesic for outpatient procedures.
Br J Anaesth 2018 May 12;120(5):1040-1048. Epub 2018 Feb 12.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia; University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Methoxyflurane delivered via a hand-held inhaler is a proven analgesic which has been used in Australasia for emergency relief of trauma associated pain since the 1970s. The agent is self-administered by the patient under the supervision of trained personnel. More than 5 million patients have received inhaled methoxyflurane without significant side effects. Read More