oa South African Family Practice - Obstetrics drugs : anaesthetics supplement

Volume 55, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



The drugs that are used daily in obstetric anaesthesia can have a huge impact on the outcome of both mother and child. Therefore, obstetric anaesthetic providers need to have a very clear understanding of the mechanism of action, doses and side-effects of the most commonly used drugs. This presentation will not address local anaesthetics and opioids, but will mainly focus on drugs used by obstetricians that have an impact on anaesthetic outcome.

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