Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection

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Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection belongs to a group of medicines called muscle relaxants. It is used along with general anesthesia or sedatives to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgical procedures. It is also used to facilitate emergency airway management in patients in intensive care.

Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection is generally administered by a healthcare professional. You should not self-administer this medicine at home. The dose and duration will depend on what you are taking it for and how well it helps your symptoms.

The most common side effects of this medicine include skin flush, skin redness, and itching. It may also cause pain, redness, and swelling at the site of injection. If any of these side effects persist or worsen, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

Before using it, you should let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions or disorders. You should also tell your doctor all the other medicines you are using or taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

Uses of Atacurium Injection

  • Skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery

Benefits of Atacurium Injection

In Skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery

Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection is used to relax muscles during anesthesia and surgical procedures. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for rigidity, inflammation or swelling. It effectively relieves muscle stiffness or spasm, thereby improving muscle movement.

It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. The dose and duration will be decided by the doctor depending on the condition you are being treated for. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Atacurium Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Atacurium

  • Itching
  • Skin rash
  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Atacurium Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Atacurium Injection works

Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection relaxes the muscles by blocking the impulses from the nerves.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
NOT RELEVANT
Not relevant, as Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection is recommended.

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Quick Tips

  • Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection is given as an injection by the healthcare professional. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 
  • You may get pain, itching, redness or discomfort at the site of the injection. Inform your doctor if it does not go away or bothers you. 
  • It is advisable to avoid driving or machinery work for a period of 24 hours after taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Isoquinoline Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
Skeletal muscle relaxant- Peripherally acting

Patient Concerns

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Pain in right arm and calf muscle after recovering during bypass surgery Anyone here Please help me
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
When was cabg done
Road accident. Now cured. Is physiotherapy mandatory after removal of POP?? Sir, I met with road accident exactly 63 days ago. Now POP is removed. Still can't walk without walking aid. Doctor told physiotherapy is not required. And not suggested any exercises also for muscle relaxation. Sir, please suggest me , whether I should consult another doctor or exercises not always mandatory
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Physiotherapy is not mandatory Home exercises are needed for all cases
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FAQs

Q. Is Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection an aminosteroid?

Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection is not an aminosteroid. It is a benzylisoquinolines (muscle relaxant)

Q. Why does Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection cause hypotension?

Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection causes hypotension (low blood pressure) due to release of histamine.

Q. Why does Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection cause histamine release?

It acts on blood cells called basophils or mast cells which release histamine.

Q. How long does Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection take to work?

How long does Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection last?Atacurium 25mg/ml Injection takes about 2-4 min to work and lasts for about 20-35 minutes.

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References

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 107-108.
  2. Sciencedirect. Atracurium. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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11/12, Udyog Nagar, S. V. Road, Goregaon (W), Mumbai- 400104.
Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: August, 2021

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