Question - What are the most common adverse effects of etomidate?
Answer- Injection pain and myoclonus are the most common adverse effects of etomidate. The cited article points out “injection pain has been solved by the use of a lipid formulation of etomidate. But myoclonus still occurs in 50%–80% of non-premeditated patients.” (Wang J et al. Efficacy and safety of opioids for the prevention of etomidate-induced myoclonus: A meta-analysis. 2018 Am J Ther 25, e517-e523)