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Composition for ALCURON


food interaction for ALCURON

alcohol interaction for ALCURON

pregnancy interaction for ALCURON

lactation interaction for ALCURON

It is better to take Alcuron injection empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Alcuron injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Alcuron injection is used to relax muscles during surgery along with general anesthesia. It is also used in intensive care to facilitate tracheal intubation (tube into the windpipe), and controlled ventilation.

How it works

Alcuron injection belongs to a class of medications called nondepolarizing (competitive) neuromuscular blockers. It interferes with the action of chemical substance (acetylcholine) in the body and cause skeletal muscle relaxation.

Common side effects

Bronchospasm, Decreased blood pressure, Skin flushing, Tachycardia, Urticaria, Wheezing


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Expert advice for ALCURON

  • Consult your doctor before taking atracurium if you any of the following medical conditions: myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disease characterized by very weak muscles and unusual tiredness) or Eaton-Lambert syndrome (autoimmune disorder characterized by muscle weakness of limbs), electrolyte imbalance, cancer, allergy to other muscle relaxants, recent burn, asthma or other respiratory problems, heart disease, peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage causing pain, tingling, or numbness over hands and feet).
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and do not drive or operate heavy machineries while taking atracurium.

Frequently asked questions for ALCURON


 Q. Is atracurium an aminosteroid?
Atracurium is not an aminosteroid. It is a benzylisoquinolines (muscle relaxant).
Q. Why does atracurium cause hypotension?
Atracurium causes hypotension (low blood pressure) due to release of histamine.

Q. Why does atracurium cause histamine release?
 It acts on blood cells called basophils or mast cells which release histamine.
Q. How long does atracurium take to work? How long does atracurium last?
Atracurium takes about 2-4 min to work and lasts for about 20-35 minutes.


Content on this page was last updated on 21 December, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)