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Atcuron 10 mg/ml Injection


Overview

Atcuron Injection side effects

Common
  • Skin rash
  • Increased saliva production
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • High blood pressure

How to use Atcuron Injection

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

How Atcuron Injection works

Atcuron 10 mg/ml Injection relaxes the muscles by blocking the impulses from the nerves.

Atcuron Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Atcuron 10 mg/ml Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Atcuron 10 mg/ml Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Not relevant, as Atcuron 10 mg/ml Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
SAFE
Atcuron 10 mg/ml Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atcuron 10 mg/ml Injection is recommended.
Liver
SAFE
Atcuron 10 mg/ml Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Atcuron 10 mg/ml Injection is recommended.

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Atcuron

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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
Bone & Joint Specialist
Physiotherapy is not mandatory Home exercises are needed for all cases
My husband is having illicit relationship bcoz of that lot of problems. I am very tensed all the time. Please suggest a medicine to calm down. Thank you
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Mental Wellness
We understand your concernWe are here to helpYou are advised to solve problemAs medicine will help you for temporary periodDiscussing with husband and finding solution will calm you downTill then you can do Jacobson Progressive Muscle Relaxation""http://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-jacobson-relaxation-technique#wholebody-technique3Follow this link to find detailed procedure
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FAQs

Q. Is Atcuron an aminosteroid?

Atcuron is not an aminosteroid. It is a benzylisoquinolines (muscle relaxant)

Q. Why does Atcuron cause hypotension?

Atcuron 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 Atcuron take to work?

How long does Atcuron last?Atcuron 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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