Q. Is Brufage/Brufage bromide a controlled substance?
No, Brufage is not a controlled substance
Q. Is Brufage a sedative?
Brufage is a muscle relaxant and not a sedative. However it can be used as additional agent to anesthesia or sedation
Q. Why is Brufage used with anesthesia?
Brufage 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 Brufage affect pupils/paralyze the gut/cause hypotension/bradycardia?
These effects are rare or of unknown frequency with Brufage use. Stop taking Brufage and consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms
Q. Does Brufage cross the placenta?
Brufage 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 Brufage work?
Brufage 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 21st Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.