Attenuation of hypotension using phenylephrine during induction of anaesthesia with propofol

Muhammad Imran, Fazal Hameed Khan, Mansoor Ahmed Khan

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Abstract

Objective: To observe if phenylephrine mixed with propofol can attenuate hypotensive effects of propofol during induction of anaesthesia. Methods: A total number of 135 adult ASA-I and ASA-II patients were divided into three groups. (Group A, B and C). All patients were induced with propofol 2.5 mg per kg. In Group A (control group) patients received propofol mixed with 2cc of 0.9% normal saline. Group B (study group) patients received propofol mixed with 2cc of a solution containing phenylephrine 25μg/cc (total 50μg); Group C (study group) patients received propofol mixed with 2cc of a solution containing phenylephrine 50μg/cc (total 100μg). Haemodynamic variables like systolic, diastolic, mean arterial blood pressure and heart rate were noted. Hypotension was defined as 20% decrease in baseline systolic blood pressure recorded before induction of anaesthesia. Results: Phenylephrine in a dose of 100 micrograms attenuated the drop in systolic blood pressure. However phenylephrine in a dose 50 micrograms did not effectively prevent anticipated drop in SBP. Conclusion: Phenylephrine in doses of 100 micrograms effectively attenuates anticipated hypotension upon induction of general anaesthesia with propofol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-547
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume57
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

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