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Desflurane belongs to the group of medicines known as general anesthetics. Desflurane is used to cause general anesthesia (loss of consciousness) before and during surgery. It is breathed in (inhaled). Although desflurane can be used by itself, combinations of anesthetics are often used together. This helps produce more effective anesthesia in some patients.
General anesthetics are given only by or under the immediate supervision of a medical doctor trained to use them. If you will be receiving a general anesthetic during surgery, your doctor will give you the medicine and closely follow your progress.