halothane   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 2401

Synonyms: Fluothane®
Approved drug
halothane is an approved drug (FDA (1958))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Halothane is a volatile anaesthetic which causes rapid anaesthesia, but requires use of additional nitrous oxide and/or neuromuscular blocking agents to be fully effective.
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2D Structure
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Physico-chemical Properties
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Hydrogen bond acceptors 0
Hydrogen bond donors 0
Rotatable bonds 1
Topological polar surface area 0
Molecular weight 195.89
XLogP 3.16
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0
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Canonical SMILES ClC(C(F)(F)F)Br
Isomeric SMILES ClC(C(F)(F)F)Br
InChI InChI=1S/C2HBrClF3/c3-1(4)2(5,6)7/h1H
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Summary of Clinical Use Click here for help
Halothane is used to induce and maintain general anesthesia.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects Click here for help
The general anaesthetic action of halothane is due its effect on multiple ion channels, which results in suppressed nerve conduction, breathing and cardiac contractility.