Effect of oral gabapentin on the intraocular pressure and haemodynamic responses induced by tracheal intubation

Kaya F. N., Yavascaoglu B., Baykara M., Altun G. T., Gulhan N., Ata F.

ACTA ANAESTHESIOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.52, no.8, pp.1076-1080, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation may cause undesirable increases in blood pressure, heart rate (HR) and intraocular pressure (IOP). Gabapentin has been used effectively to attenuate the pressor response to laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation. We investigated whether the pre-treatment with gabapentin attenuates the IOP in addition to a haemodynamic response to tracheal intubation.