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Succin Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Succin 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.

Succin 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 headache, blurred vision, speeding up or slowing down of your heart rate, skin flushing, skin rash, high and low blood pressure. If any of these side effects persist or get worse, you should let your doctor know. 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.

Uses of Succin Injection

  • Skeletal mucle relaxation during surgery

Side effects of Succin 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 Succin

  • High blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Skin rash
  • Slow heart rate

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 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.
  • Coping with Increased heart rate
    Breathe in slowly through your nostrils and then breathe out through your mouth. Repeat this until you feel calm. Try sitting cross-legged and drink plenty of water. Splash cold water or apply a cold towel or ice pack on your face for 20-30 seconds. It is important to make sure that you are not taking more than the prescribed dose. As a preventive measure, you should limit the amount of alcohol you drink and give up smoking. Also, cut down the amount of coffee, tea or cola you drink. In general, being physically active and eating a healthy well-balanced diet is good advice for any heart condition. If the condition does not improve, consult your doctor as they may need to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • 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 Slow heart rate
    Splash your face with cold water and breathe deeply. This will help you to relax. Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight. Manage your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Limit your alcohol intake or drink in moderation, do not smoke and manage your stress levels. If your condition does not improve, speak to your doctor as you may be offered a different type of medicine.

How to use Succin Injection

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

How Succin Injection works

Succin 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 Succin Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Succin 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
Succin 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 Succin Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
CAUTION
Succin Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Succin Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Succin Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Succin 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

  • Succin Injection is given as an injection into vein under the supervision of a doctor.
  • It makes you feel dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive until you know how Succin Injection affects you.
  • Your doctor will monitor your blood pressure regularly as the medicine may lead to high blood pressure.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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 Succin a non-competitive antagonist/ agonist?

Succin is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor non-competitive agonist

Q. What is Succin chloride used for/ how does Succin work/ how does Succin chloride work?

Succin is used in anesthesia to induce muscle relaxation during operations, to facilitate endotracheal intubation (help insert a tube into the windpipe), reduce strong muscle contraction

Q. What is Succin apnoea?

Succin apnoea occurs when a patient does not have the enzymes to metabolise the drug. Due to this, a patient may remain paralysed for an increased length of time and cannot breathe adequately at the end of an anaesthetic

Q. Why does Succin cause bradycardia (abnormally slow heart beat)?

The initial metabolite of Succin produces a transient negative chronotropic effect through its stimulation of sinus node muscarinic receptors. Repeated dosing or infusions of Succin may lead to bradycardia that is appropriately treated with atropine

Q. Why does suxamethonium cause hyperkalemia (high potassium levels in the blood)?

Administration of suxamethonium may lead to depolarization and a large efflux of intracellular potassium into the plasma thereby resulting in hyperkalemia

Q. Why does Succin cause fasciculation (twitching of muscles under the skin)?

Succin cause fasciculation by an action on some distal part of motor nerve fibres

Q. Is Succin still used?

Succin is still used during general anesthesia

Q. Is Succin reversible?

Succin is a short-acting muscle relaxant which exerts a depolarizing effect at the neuromuscular junction. This effect is not reversible pharmacologically

Q. Is Succin is contraindicated in burned patients?

Yes, Succin should not be used in burned patients

Q. What is Succin sensitivity?

Succin sensitivity is when the drug remains active for a longer period of time than is usual due to which muscles stay relaxed

Q. Does Succin cross the placenta?

In normal therapeutic doses, Succin does not cross the placental barrier in sufficient amounts.

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References

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