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Trigger agents for malignant hyperthermia

Created: 23/11/2004

Trigger agents for malignant hyperthermia

  • All potent inhalational agents
  • All depolarising muscle relaxants: succinylcholine, decamethonium

Safe agents

All other anaesthetic drugs including:

  • N2O
  • thiopentone
  • benzodiazepines
  • droperidol
  • ketamine
  • etomidate
  • propofol
  • narcotics
  • non-depolarising muscle relaxants
  • anticholinergics
  • anticholinesterases
  • local anaesthetics 
Avoid verapamil, diltiazem since potential hyperkalaemia if dantrolene given.
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