Problem

Accidental poisoning by central nervous system drugs

Other Names:
Adverse effects of central nervous system drugs
Nature:
Potentially poisonous depressants and stimulants include: anticonvulsants, skeletal muscle relaxants, anaesthetic gases and amphetamines.
Incidence:
Women appear to be less sensitive to the effects of anesthesia but more prone to its side effects. Women are more likely to suffer postoperative complications such as nausea and vomiting, headache and backache. Women wake up almost twice as fast following general anesthesia and three times more women than men have complained of being awake during surgery.
Broader Problems:
Medication complications
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
27.03.2001 – 00:00 CEST