Global General Anesthesia Drugs Market

General Anesthesia Drugs Market Size, Share, Growth Analysis, By Type of Drug(Propofol, Sevoflurane), By Route of Administration(Intravenous, Inhalation), By Surgery Type(Knee, hip replacements), By End-User(Hospital, Ambulatory Surgical Centres) - Industry Forecast 2024-2031

Report ID: SQSG30B2035 | Region: Global | Published Date: February, 2024
Pages: 260 | Tables: 118 | Figures: 77

General Anesthesia Drugs Market Dynamics

General Anesthesia Drugs Market Driver

  • Cancer is becoming more prevalent

In recent decades, cancer has become much more common in the United States. The National Cancer Institute estimates that there are 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States. The number of cancer survivors is expected to reach 22.2 million by 2030. The most common cancers are lung and bronchus cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma of the skin, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, endometrial cancer, leukemia, kidney and renal pelvic cancer, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver cancer (listed in descending order based on estimated new cases in 2020). Prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers will account for 43% of all cancers diagnosed in men by 2020. Breast, lung, and colorectal cancer, on the other hand, accounted for more than half of all new malignancies diagnosed in women in 2020. Because cancer surgery offers the best chance of curing many tumors, particularly if the cancer is contained, the increased prevalence of cancer will result in an increase in the number of procedures. Because general anaesthesia is frequently used for surgical operations to treat cancer, the US general anaesthesia market will grow as the prevalence of cancer rises.

General Anesthesia Drugs Market Restraint

  • General anaesthetic risks in paediatric patients and pregnant women

The use of pharmacologic agents, particularly general anaesthetic medicines, in paediatric patients necessitates extra caution. Infants and young children respond differently to anaesthetic medicines than adults due to a variety of characteristics such as body composition, protein binding, body temperature, cardiac output distribution, and functional maturity of the liver and kidneys. Various investigations have found that using general anaesthetics and sedative medicines in pregnant and young animals for more than 3 hours caused extensive nerve cell death in the brain. Recent human research indicates that a single, brief exposure to general anaesthetics and sedative medicines in new-borns or toddlers is unlikely to have a harmful impact on behaviour or learning. Considering this, the US Food and Drug Administration issued additional cautions about the use of general anaesthetics and sedative medicines in young children and pregnant women. Patients requiring surgery or other unpleasant and stressful treatments, including small children and pregnant women, require general anaesthetics and sedative medicines. The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning concerning the repeated or prolonged use of general anaesthetics and sedative medicines during operations or procedures in children under the age of three and pregnant women. The possible danger connected with the use of general anaesthetic medications in young children and pregnant women may cause a decline in the adoption of general anaesthetics by healthcare providers, stifling market growth.

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General Anesthesia Drugs Market size was valued at USD 5.4 billion in 2019 and is poised to grow from USD 5.59 billion in 2023 to USD 7.7 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 3.5% in the forecast period (2024-2031).

The market for general anaesthesia drugs is extremely fragmented, with multiple rivals in the development of general anaesthetic drugs. These firms are employing techniques such as mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and collaborations, and new product releases to match consumer demand and increase their client base. Furthermore, firms operating in the market are obtaining favourable findings for the potential effect of chemicals such as general anaesthesia, which might raise market growth even further. For instance, In June 2021, PAION AG, a speciality pharmaceutical firm, received favourable findings in the European Phase III trial for Remimazolam. It is an ultra-short-acting intravenous benzodiazepine sedative/anesthetic that is licenced for procedural sedation in the United States, Europe, and China, as well as general anaesthesia in South Korea and Japan. By the end of 2021, PAION AG intends to file an extension modification to the Marketing Authorization for remimazolam as general anaesthesia. As a result, the company's actions will broaden the market perspective in numerous areas, adding to market growth. 'AbbVie Inc.', 'AstraZeneca', 'Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA', 'Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC', 'Hospira Inc. (Pfizer Inc.)', 'Jiangsu Nhwa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.', 'Merck & Co. Inc.', 'Mylan N.V.', 'Novartis AG', 'Piramal Healthcare', 'Roche Holding AG', 'Teva Pharmaceuticals', 'B. Braun Melsungen AG', 'Baxter International Inc.', 'Cardinal Health Inc.', 'Maruishi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.', 'Nippon Zenyaku Kogyo Co. Ltd.', 'Shandong Baolai-Leelai Bio-Tech. Co. Ltd.', 'Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.', 'Wockhardt Ltd.'

Cancer is becoming more prevalent

Researchers are heavily focused on anaesthetic drug research and development, which can be contributed to driving the growth of the general anaesthesia market throughout the forecast period. For example, in August 2021, researchers from the University of Michigan and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis conducted experiments to determine which common anaesthetic medications will provide the best clinical outcomes and patient recovery experiences. The study comprised well-known anaesthetic medications such inhaled anaesthetics and intravenous propofol.

North America currently dominates the anaesthetic drugs industry and is anticipated to maintain its dominance over the forecast year. The United States has the world's largest regional market. With the introduction of COVID-19, the United States experienced severe shortages of critical anaesthetic medicines, including midazolam, dexmedetomidine, propofol, and neuromuscular blocking agents. As a result, numerous corporations are increasing their anaesthetic medication manufacturing. For instance, Hikma Pharmaceutical introduced a brand-new medicine, "Propofol Injectable Emulsion," in the United States. Furthermore, this market is being pushed by an increase in the number of operations, an ageing population with an increase in chronic illnesses, and developments in anaesthetic technology.

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Global General Anesthesia Drugs Market

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