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Vercurex 10mg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Vercurex 10mg 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.

Vercurex 10mg 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 injection site reactions such as pain, redness, and swelling. Long-term use of this medicine may cause skeletal muscle weakness or even paralysis. You should let your doctor know if the side effects bother you. 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 Vercurex Powder for Injection

  • Skeletal mucle relaxation during surgery

Side effects of Vercurex Powder for 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 Vercurex

  • Skin rash
  • Increased saliva production
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • High blood pressure

How to use Vercurex Powder for Injection

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

How Vercurex Powder for Injection works

Vercurex 10mg Injection relaxes the muscles by blocking the impulses from the nerves.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Vercurex 10mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vercurex 10mg 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
Vercurex 10mg 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
UNSAFE
Vercurex 10mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Vercurex 10mg 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.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vercurex 10mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Vercurex 10mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Vercurex 10mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vercurex 10mg 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

  • Vercurex 10mg Injection is given as an injection by healthcare professionals only.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Vercurex 10mg Injection affects you.
  • You will be monitored continuously during the treatment to check the effect of the medicine. 
  • You will be given artificial ventilation until you are able to breathe on your own.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Steroid Derivative
Habit Forming
No

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
Bee sting below middle finger, on palm yesterday. Swelling and redness today after approx 20 hours. No pain, only itching.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Visit emergency for an injection at that place Instant reliefTake tab teczine 10mg -1tab at bedtime for itching
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FAQs

Q. Is Vercurex 10mg Injection/Vercurex 10mg Injection bromide a controlled substance?

No, Vercurex 10mg Injection is not a controlled substance

Q. Is Vercurex 10mg Injection a sedative?

Vercurex 10mg Injection is a muscle relaxant and not a sedative. However it can be used as additional agent to anesthesia or sedation

Q. Why is Vercurex 10mg Injection used with anesthesia?

Vercurex 10mg Injection 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 Vercurex 10mg Injection affect pupils/paralyze the gut/cause hypotension/bradycardia?

These effects are rare or of unknown frequency with Vercurex 10mg Injection use. Stop taking Vercurex 10mg Injection and consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms

Q. Does Vercurex 10mg Injection cross the placenta?

Vercurex 10mg Injection 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 Vercurex 10mg Injection work?

Vercurex 10mg Injection works by blocking the signalling process between the nerves and muscles, which results in muscle relaxation.

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References

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 1462-64.
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