Anaesthesia – MCQ 30 – Management of postoperative shivering

Which of the following agents is used for the treatment of postoperative shivering?
A. Thiopentone
B. Suxamethonium
C. Atropine
D. Pethidine

Correct answer : D. Pethidine

Management of postoperative shivering:

  • Drug of choice – Tramadol
  • Alternate drugs – pethidine, pentazocine
  • Supportive treatment – oxygen inhalation (there is increased oxygen consumption during shivering)

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