Intravenous dexamethasone pretreatment reduces fentanyl-induced cough.

  title={Intravenous dexamethasone pretreatment reduces fentanyl-induced cough.},
  author={Jui-An Lin and Fa-Chang Chen and M M-S Lee and Huei-Chi Horng and C H Cherng and C. -J. Yeh and C S Wong},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  volume={106 8},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Fentanyl is regularly used in clinical anesthesia practice but fentanyl-induced cough (FIC) will sometimes bother anesthesiologists. This study was designed to examine the effect of intravenous (IV) dexamethasone (DEX) on FIC. METHODS Eighty ASA class I-II patients, aged 18-80 years and weighing 40-90 kg, scheduled for elective surgery were given DEX to reduce FIC. One hundred and eight patients from our previous study database on FIC, after excluding smokers, comprised the… CONTINUE READING