Halothane-Parco is an inhalational general anesthetic, prescribed for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia Halothane-Pharco side effects Severe effects - Liver damage, heart arrest and abnormal increase in body temperature. Miscellaneous - Low blood pressure, respiratory arrest, shivering, nausea and vomiting Dosage Inhalation Induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia Adult: Induction: 2-4% v/v of halothane in O2 or mixtures of oxide and O2. Alternatively, 0.5% v/v of halothane may be used for induction and gradually increased to the required level for maintenance of anaesthesia. Maintain anesthesia at 0.5-2% v/v depending on the flow rate used. Child: Induction: 1.5-2% v/v. Maintenance of anaesthesia: 0.5-2% v/v depending on the flow rate used. Incompatibility Reacts with many metals when in contact with moisture. Rubber and some plastics deteriorate when in contact with halothane vapour or liquid. Storage Inhalation Store at 15-25C .