The definition of general anaesthesia is a state of controlled unconsciousness. An anaesthetist will administer various medicines including an anaesthetic to put a patient to sleep so that surgery can be performed without feeling of pain or discomfort, or having any memory of the surgery.

There are various anaesthesia types, such as local anaesthesia, where only a part of the body is numbed and the patient is still awake, and general anaesthesia, administered either by inhaling the medicine through a mask, or by an injection.

Once surgery is completed, the anaesthetist will discontinue the administration of general anaesthesia drugs and wake the patient. The patient should have no memory of the procedure and should be pain-free as a result of pain medication administered prior to wake-up. Once the anaesthetist is satisfied that the patient’s condition is stable, the patient is returned to the ward.


Our general anaesthesia drugs such halothane, isoflurane, sevoflurane and desflurane are manufactured internationally by Piramal Enterprises, a global top healthcare company in anaesthesia. Safeline’s anaesthetic products are packaged in environmentally friendly glass bottles, and also offer clients significant cost savings, making healthcare more affordable for all patients in South Africa.

Product Description

Each 250 ml bottle of TORRANE TM contains 250 ml desflurane.

Pack: 250 ml amber glass bottle (PVC coated).

Reg. No. 43/2.1/0392

Product Description

SOJOURN™ contains 250 ml Sevoflurane with no additives added.

Pack: 250 ml amber glass bottle.

Reg. No. 41/2.1/0098

Product Description

HALOTHANE is chemically 2-bromo-2 chloro 1:1:1 :- trifluoroethane to which 0,01% thymol has been added.

Pack: Bottle of 250 ml.

Reg. No. F/2.1/9

Product Description

ISOFOR inhalation anaesthetic contains isoflurane (1-chloro-2,2,2-trifluoro-ethyl difluoromethyl ether).

Pack: 100 ml and 250 ml bottle.

Reg. No. 28/2.1/0165

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