Anaesthesia – MCQ 27 – Etomidate

Which of the following statements is not true about etomidate?
A. It is an intravenous anesthetic
B. It precipitates coronary insufficiency
C. It inhibits cortisol synthesis
D. It causes pain at site of injection

Correct answer : B. It precipitates coronary insufficiency

Disadvantages of etomidate:

  • Decrease cortisol synthesis
  • Painful injection
  • Nausea and vomiting during recovery period
  • Produce restlessness and rigidity
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