Lyvec 4mg Injection

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Hetero Drugs Ltd

Composition for Lyvec 4mg Injection

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Primarily used for

Skeletal mucle relaxation during surgery
96.71
₹48.35/Injection
2 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Lyvec Injection

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Uses of Lyvec Injection

Lyvec 4mg Injection is used for skeletal mucle relaxation during surgery.
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Side effects of Lyvec Injection

Common

Allergic reaction, Injection site pain, Muscle weakness, Skin rash, Skin redness, Swelling, Wheezing.

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How to use Lyvec Injection

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

How Lyvec Injection works

Lyvec 4mg injection relaxes the muscles by blocking the impulses from the nerves.

In Depth Information on Lyvec Injection

Expert advice for Lyvec Injection

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lyvec 4mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lyvec 4mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Lyvec 4mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

As Lyvec 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.
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Kidney
SAFE
Lyvec 4mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lyvec 4mg Injection is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Lyvec 4mg Injection should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lyvec 4mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lyvec 4mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Vecuronium

No, Lyvec is not a controlled substance
Lyvec is a muscle relaxant and not a sedative. However it can be used as additional agent to anesthesia or sedation
Lyvec 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
These effects are rare or of unknown frequency with Lyvec use. Stop taking Lyvec and consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms
Lyvec 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
Lyvec works by blocking the signalling process between the nerves and muscles, which results in muscle relaxation.
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