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Atcurium 25mg Injection

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

Introduction

Atcurium 25mg 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.

Atcurium 25mg 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 Atcurium Injection

  • Skeletal mucle relaxation during surgery

Side effects of Atcurium 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 Atcurium

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

How to use Atcurium Injection

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

How Atcurium Injection works

Atcurium 25mg 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 Atcurium 25mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Atcurium 25mg 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
Atcurium 25mg 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 Atcurium 25mg Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Atcurium 25mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atcurium 25mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Atcurium 25mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Atcurium 25mg Injection is recommended.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Atcurium 25mg 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

Patient Concerns

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After surgery of kiolode these type of toumeres fatt on my chest doctor said after surgery these fatt comes again don't do surgery please consult mi
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Don't go for surgeryIntralesional steroid injection best
What are all the medicine and injection to be taken during the pregnancy? when the rubela injection to be taken
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Iron calcium supplements and TT inj should be taken during pregnancy. Rubella inj should not be taken during pregnancy
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FAQs

Q. Is Atcurium 25mg Injection an aminosteroid?

Atcurium 25mg Injection is not an aminosteroid. It is a benzylisoquinolines (muscle relaxant)

Q. Why does Atcurium 25mg Injection cause hypotension?

Atcurium 25mg Injection 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 Atcurium 25mg Injection take to work?

How long does Atcurium 25mg Injection last?Atcurium 25mg 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
  3. Drugs.com. Atracurium. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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