Efficacy of Intravenous Ondansetron in Reducing Postoperative Shivering after General Anesthesia

Authors

  • Muhammad Sazzad Hossain Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Anesthesiology, National Institute of ENT. Tejgaon, Dhaka
  • Md Afzalur Rahman Junior consultant, department of anesthesiology. NIENT
  • Md Mahiuddin Alamgir Research officer, department of anesthesiology. NIENT
  • Md Waliullah Medical officer, department of anesthesiology. NIENT,
  • Mohammad Ifta Khairul Hasan Medical Officer (anes), Department of Anesthesia , Analgesia, Palliative and Intensive Care Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbsa.v32i2.66864

Keywords:

Ondansetron, general anesthesia, postoperative shivering.

Abstract

Background and aim of study: Postoperative shivering is one of the common problems followinggeneral anesthesia and may lead to multiple complications. The aim of this study was to observe thepreventive effect of intravenous ondansetron on postoperative shivering.

Materials and methods: This randomized placebo-controlled double blind clinical trial included 80patients scheduled for elective ENT operations, randomly divided to two groups. ondansetron (4 mg)and 2ml normal saline (as placebo group) were administered immediately before the induction ofanesthesia. Anesthesia induced equivalently for all. Patients were observed incidence and severity ofshivering in postoperative period.

Results: Postoperative shivering was observed in 15% of patients in ondansetron group which issignificantly lower than the saline group 50% (p<0.05). The change in temperature during the anesthesiaand recovery, changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate were similar in both groups.

Conclusion: Intravenous ondansetron can effectively reduce postoperative shivering (POS).

JBSA 2019; 32(2): 40-43

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Published

2019-07-31

How to Cite

Hossain, M. S. ., Rahman, M. A. ., Alamgir, M. M. ., Waliullah, M., & Hasan, M. I. K. . (2019). Efficacy of Intravenous Ondansetron in Reducing Postoperative Shivering after General Anesthesia. Journal of the Bangladesh Society of Anaesthesiologists, 32(2), 73–76. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbsa.v32i2.66864

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