Sevoflurane degradation to compound A is increased by:
|A||High gas flow rate|
|C||Use of soda lime instead barylime|
|D||Use of barylime instead sodalime|
Use of barylime instead sodalime
Sevoflurane can produce toxic compound A by reacting with sodalime. The compound A is produced in more significant quantities if:
1. Low flow of gases is used (most important factor).
2. Barylime is used instead of sodalime.
3. Temperature is high.
4. Sevoflurane is used in high concentrations.