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Flexivec 4mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Flexivec 4mg 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.

Flexivec 4mg 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 Flexivec Injection

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Skin rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.
  • Coping with High blood pressure
    You can reduce your blood pressure by eating less salt, eating more fruit and vegetables, reducing the amount of alcohol you drink, being more active and losing weight. You could also reduce your caffeine intake (found in tea, coffee and cola drinks). Also, if you smoke, seek advice about quitting. High blood pressure can be treated with a range of different medicines. You should ask your doctor whether you need medication. Keep in touch with your doctor and get your blood pressure checked regularly.

How to use Flexivec Injection

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

How Flexivec Injection works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Flexivec 4mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flexivec 4mg 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
Flexivec 4mg 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
Flexivec 4mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Flexivec 4mg 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
Flexivec 4mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Flexivec 4mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Flexivec 4mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flexivec 4mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Flexivec 4mg Injection
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Quick Tips

  • Flexivec 4mg Injection is given as an injection by healthcare professionals only.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Flexivec 4mg Injection affects you.
  • You will be monitored continuously during the treatment to check the effect of the medicine. 
  • You will be given artificial ventilation until you are able to breathe on your own.

Patient Concerns

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Me grand mother is suffering from vomiting and loose motion. So we gave her domstal 10 mg but immediately after giving she vomitted
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
give him injection Ondem 4mg
Have done vomiting 3-4 times after wake up The teeth feeling like acidic while vomiting
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
take injection Ondem 4mg 1 vial
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FAQs

Q. Is Flexivec/Flexivec bromide a controlled substance?

No, Flexivec is not a controlled substance

Q. Is Flexivec a sedative?

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

Q. Why is Flexivec used with anesthesia?

Flexivec 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 Flexivec affect pupils/paralyze the gut/cause hypotension/bradycardia?

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

Q. Does Flexivec cross the placenta?

Flexivec 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 Flexivec work?

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

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