Vecuron 4 mg Injection relaxes the muscles by blocking the impulses from the nerves.
In Depth Information on Vecuron Injection
Expert advice for Vecuron 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.
Vecuron Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Vecuron Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Vecuron 4 mg 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.
Vecuron 4 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. As Vecuron 4 mg 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.
Vecuron 4 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Vecuron 4 mg Injection is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Vecuron 4 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vecuron 4 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Vecuron Injection
Q. Is Vecuron/Vecuron bromide a controlled substance?
No, Vecuron is not a controlled substance
Q. Is Vecuron a sedative?
Vecuron is a muscle relaxant and not a sedative. However it can be used as additional agent to anesthesia or sedation
Q. Why is Vecuron used with anesthesia?
Vecuron 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 Vecuron affect pupils/paralyze the gut/cause hypotension/bradycardia?
These effects are rare or of unknown frequency with Vecuron use. Stop taking Vecuron and consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms
Q. Does Vecuron cross the placenta?
Vecuron 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 Vecuron work?
Vecuron works by blocking the signalling process between the nerves and muscles, which results in muscle relaxation.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.