Global Anesthesia Drugs Market Analysis - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast, 2018 – 2025

Published - Aug 2018 | Category - Pharma & Healthcare | No. of Pages - 91 | Published By - ARC


Anesthesia refers to suppressing pain arising during surgeries. Two main types of anesthesia are practices namely, general and local. General anesthesia lead to loss of consciousness which is reversible. Local anesthesia leads to loss of sensation of a particular part of the body, while maintaining the consciousness.

Commonly used drugs for inducing local anaesthesia include, Lidocaine, Ropivacaine, Bupivacaine, Prilocaine, procaine, prilocaine, amethocaine, levobupivacaine, mepivacaine, dibucaine and Chloro-procaine among others. Commonly used drugs for inducing general anesthesia include but are not limited to Halothane, Desflurane, Enflurane, Methoxyflurane, Isoflurane, Sevoflurane, and Nitrous oxide. Xenon is rarely used. In addition, drugs of class barbiturates namely, Amobarbital, Thiamylal, Methohexital, and Thiopental are also used. Furthermore, benzodiazepines like Diazepam, Midazolam and Lorazepam along with propofol, ketamine and etomidate are also used. These agents are administered intravenously.

Market Dynamics

Rise in number of surgeries is the prime factor for the growth of the anesthesia drugs market. In addition, rising dental procedures where local anesthesia is used are fueling the market growth. On the other hand, adverse effects are the key restraining factors of the market. In addition, these drugs come under highly regulated products which results in manufacturing and sale of these products relatively costly. Moreover, requirement of highly skilled doctors is further hindering the market growth.


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