During anesthesia clinicians make therapeutic decisions routinely involving multiple drugs and as such anesthesiologists are confronted with anesthetic drug drug interactions on a daily basis anesthetic effects are achieved using either a single drug or combinations of drugs. Drug interactions and anaesthesia m d rawlins adverse drug reactions and interactions between drugs can logically and clinically be categorized into two types rawlins and thompson 1977 type a interactions are the result of exaggerated but otherwise usual pharmacological actions of a drug they are usually dose dependent and predictable. Start studying chapter 17 drug interactions with general anesthesia learn vocabulary terms and more with flashcards games and other study tools. Indeed the potential for drug interactions is probably greater in anesthesia than in other areas of medicine drug interactions result when the effect of one drug is altered by the concurrent administration of another in some cases the interactions may be beneficial for example the synergistic interactions between many hypnotics and opioids
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