Medicine Overview of Succinylcholine Chloride Injection
Uses of Succinylcholine Chloride Injection
Side effects of Succinylcholine Chloride Injection
Abnormal heart rhythm, Acne-like rash, Apnea (absence of breathing), Muscle pain, Joint pain, Slow heart rate, Altered heart rate, Increased saliva production, Hypersensitivity reaction, Decreased blood pressure, Jaw pain, Malignant hyperthermia (increased body temperature), Respiratory depression, Sinus tachycardia.
How to use Succinylcholine Chloride Injection
How Succinylcholine Chloride Injection works
In Depth Information on Succinylcholine Chloride Injection
Expert advice for Succinylcholine Chloride Injection
- Succinylcholine chloride injections must be given only by a skilled doctor.
- Inform your doctor immediately, if you experience symptoms of rapid heartbeat, fast breathing, high body temperature, spasm or stiffness of the jaw or other muscles.
- Seek immediate medical attention if you experience severe allergic reaction such as tightness in chest, or difficulty in breathing.
- Inform your doctor, if you had eye surgery, eye injury, glaucoma (increase eye pressure), electrolytes imbalance (low or high potassium, calcium or sodium levels), liver or kidney or heart disease, cancer, bleeding in brain, thyroid disease, low haemoglobin, ulcers, fractures or muscle spasm.
- Tell your doctor, if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- Do not take if patient is allergic to succinylcholine chloride or any of its ingredients.
- Do not take if patients with recent severe burn, trauma, nerve damage, or an upper body movement injury
- Do not take if patient with personal or family history of muscle disease or malignant hyperthermia (a fast rise in body temperature and severe muscle contractions triggered by exposure to certain drugs used for general anaesthesia)
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.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.