True of etomidate: (DNB June 08)
|A||High incidence of nausea and vomiting|
|B||Causes tachycardia and hypotension|
|C||Causes tachycardia and hypertension|
|D||Causes bradycardia and hypotension|
High incidence of nausea and vomiting
The chief advantages of etomidate is its cardio. Vascular stability. Incidence of nausea and vomiting is highest (40%) among intravenous anaesthetics. Other disadvantages of etomidate are:
1. Adrenocortical suppression. 2. Myoclonus.
3. Thrombophlebitis. 4. Vitamin C deficiency.