Sevoflurane (Ultane) - Fire Danger when Used with Desiccated Carbon Dioxide Absorbent
November 21, 2003
Abbott Laboratories warned providers of reports of fire or extreme heat in the respiratory circuit of anesthesia machines when sevoflurane (Ultane) is used with a desiccated CO2 absorbent. Suggestions to reduce the risk of these occurrences were also provided. Additional information is available at the following links:
- MedWatch Alert:
- Letter to HealthCare Professionals:
November 21, 2003; University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2009, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.