Generic Name : Vecuronium Pronunciation : ve-KYOO-roe-ni-um Therapeutic Classification : Skeletal Muscle Relaxants ICD Code : Y55.1
India- Neovec Amp, Neovec Vial, Norcuron Inj, Survec Vial, Varium Vial, Vecurnis Vial, Vecuron Vial, Vercurex Inj, Veroni Vial, Verunium Inj, Vibro Amp, Vibro Vial.
International- Norcuron. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a muscle relaxant, prescribed for relaxing muscles during surgery and mechanical ventilation (assisted breathing). It works by blocking nerve transmissions in muscle nerves. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: IV- Facilitate endotracheal intubation; Muscle relaxant in general anesthesia- Initial: 80-100 mcg/kg as inj. Maintenance: 20-30 mcg/kg, adjust according to response.
Alternatively, as continuous infusion at 0.8-1.4 mcg/kg/min after initial IV dose of 40-100 mcg/kg. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, urination problem, poor blood circulation, enlarged prostate, heart, liver or kidney disease, lung disease, muscle weakness, mental or mood changes, suicidal thoughts, head injury, epilepsy, any allergy, who are taking other medication, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause blood circulation problem; monitor patientís heart condition regularly.
* Patients may develop with neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) with the following symptoms: body heat, rigid muscles, mental disorder, fast or irregular heartbeat and sweating; if it is so consult with your doctor.
Side Effects :
Severe allergic reactions, dizziness, muscle weakness, fever and fast/slow heart rate.
* Do not use it in newborns.
Storage Conditions :
Normally handled and stored by healthcare providers.
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