The following provide some topline guidance on potential MH triggers. Please note the list is not exhaustive.
Potent/volatile gaseous inhalation anesthetics are MH triggers. These anesthetics include:
- succinylcholine (Anectine)
Commonly anesthetics/sedatives and other drugs used in anesthesia that are NOT considered MH triggers include:
- nitrous oxide (not a potent inhalation anesthetic)
- local/regional anesthetics
- monitored anesthesia care (local anesthesia plus sedation)
For more information, please visit The Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States Website