Prophylactic Low Dose Ketamine and Ondansetron for Prevention of Shivering During Spinal Anaesthesia

@inproceedings{Shakya2010ProphylacticLD,
  title={Prophylactic Low Dose Ketamine and Ondansetron for Prevention of Shivering During Spinal Anaesthesia},
  author={Brishna Shakya and Aastha Chaturvedi and B. P. Sah},
  booktitle={Journal of anaesthesiology, clinical pharmacology},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Perioperative shivering is a common problem during anaesthesia. Apart from physical warming many drugs have also been used for prevention of shivering. Ketamine has been used for preventing shivering during anaesthesia in doses of 0.5 to 0.75mg kg(-1), but even these doses causes too much sedation and hallucination. Ondansetron (8 mg) has been recently evaluated for its perioperative antishivering effect in patients under anaethesia. Present study was conducted to evaluate the… CONTINUE READING

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