Clonidine and ketanserin both are effective treatment for postanesthetic shivering.

@article{Joris1993ClonidineAK,
  title={Clonidine and ketanserin both are effective treatment for postanesthetic shivering.},
  author={Jean L Joris and M Banache and Francis J Bonnet and Daniel I Sessler and M. Lamy},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={532-9}
}
BACKGROUND Although meperidine is an effective treatment of postanesthetic shivering, its mechanism of action remains unknown. Investigation of other drugs might help clarify the mechanisms by which shivering can be controlled. Accordingly, we investigated the efficacy of clonidine, an alpha 2-adrenergic agonist, and ketanserin, a 5-hydroxytryptamine antagonist, in treating postanesthetic shivering. METHODS First, 54 patients shivering after general anesthesia were allocated randomly to… CONTINUE READING

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