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Brufage 4 mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Brufage 4 mg 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.

Brufage 4 mg Injection is 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 injection site reactions such as pain, redness, and swelling. Long-term use of this medicine may cause skeletal muscle weakness or even paralysis. You should let your doctor know if the side effects bother you. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

Before using it, to make sure it is safe for you, you should let your doctor know if you have any other 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.

Side effects of Brufage Injection

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

How to use Brufage Injection

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

How Brufage Injection works

Brufage 4 mg Injection relaxes the muscles by blocking the impulses from the nerves.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Brufage 4 mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Brufage 4 mg 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
Brufage 4 mg 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
UNSAFE
Brufage 4 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Brufage 4 mg Injection is given as part of a general anesthetic, you may feel tired, weak or dizzy for some time afterward and this affects your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Brufage 4 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Brufage 4 mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Brufage 4 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Brufage 4 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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

Quick Tips

  • You may be monitored with respiratory function test to check for paralysis of respiratory muscles.
  • You will be on ventilator support until adequate spontaneous respiration is restored.
  • Consult your doctor if you are suffering from any of the following medical conditions: liver, biliary tract disease or kidney failure, heart disease with increased circulation time, neuromuscular disease, hypothermia, burns, obesity, electrolyte disturbances, altered blood pH or dehydration.
  • Seek medical advice while taking vecuronium as there is an increased risk of inadequate neuromuscular recovery (residual neuromuscular blockade).
  • Before drug administration you may be tested for hypersensitivity as vecuronium is known to cause severe allergic reactions.

Patient Concerns

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Hi , Is ZOLEDRON 4 MG INJECTION is same Zolendronic acid 4 MG specified by doctor?
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Yes , it's same
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
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FAQs

Q. Is Brufage/Brufage bromide a controlled substance?

No, Brufage is not a controlled substance

Q. Is Brufage a sedative?

Brufage is a muscle relaxant and not a sedative. However it can be used as additional agent to anesthesia or sedation

Q. Why is Brufage used with anesthesia?

Brufage is used with anesthesia to make easy placement of flexible plastic tube into the trachea (tracheal intubation) and to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery

Q. Does Brufage affect pupils/paralyze the gut/cause hypotension/bradycardia?

These effects are rare or of unknown frequency with Brufage use. Stop taking Brufage and consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms

Q. Does Brufage cross the placenta?

Brufage crosses the placenta. Please follow advice of your doctor regarding its use

Q. Does vecuronium release histamine/cause histamine release?

Generally, neuromuscular blocking agents release histamine. Animal studies of vecuronium have shown weak capacity of histamine release. However, human studies do not support the data of histamine release

Q. How does Brufage work?

Brufage works by blocking the signalling process between the nerves and muscles, which results in muscle relaxation.

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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. 1462-64.
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