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Wednesday 01 November 2000

Severe hypotension in a patient receiving pemoline during general anesthesia.

By: Bohringer CH, Jahr JS, Rowell S, Mayer K.

Anesth Analg 2000 Nov;91(5):1131-3

Implications: This case reports hypotension under general anesthesia in a patient taking pemoline. Vigilance for unexpected hypotension is important in patients who are treated with psychostimulants. If hypotension occurs, vasopressors that act directly on adrenergic receptors should be used.

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