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Composition for VECURON

Vecuronium(4 mg)

food interaction for VECURON

alcohol interaction for VECURON

pregnancy interaction for VECURON

lactation interaction for VECURON

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Vecuron 4mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Vecuron 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for VECURON

Vecuronium(4 mg)

Uses

Vecuron 4mg injection is used for skeletal mucle relaxation during surgery.

How it works

Vecuron 4mg injection belongs to a group of medicines called muscle relaxants. It works by blocking the signalling process between the nerves and muscles, which results in muscle relaxation.

Common side effects

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

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Expert advice for VECURON

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for VECURON

Vecuronium

Q.Is vecuronium/vecuronium bromide a controlled substance?
No, vecuronium is not a controlled substance

Q.Is vecuronium a sedative?
Vecuronium is a muscle relaxant and not a sedative. However it can be used as additional agent to anesthesia or sedation

Q.Why is vecuronium used with anesthesia?
Vecuronium 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 vecuronium affect pupils/paralyze the gut/cause hypotension/bradycardia?
These effects are rare or of unknown frequency with vecuronium use. Stop taking vecuronium and consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms

Q.Does vecuronium cross the placenta?
Vecuronium 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 vecuronium work?
Vecuronium works by blocking the signalling process between the nerves and muscles, which results in muscle relaxation.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)