How to Take Atracurium and Dose of Atracurium


Find out how to take Atracurium (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Atracurium


How it should be taken  

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

The initial recommended dose is 0.4 to 0.5 mg/kg, given as an intravenous bolus injection.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is a neuromuscular-blocking agent, used as an adjuvant in anesthesia. This medication provides relaxation of skeletal muscles during surgery.  

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Patient must be ensured with adequate ventilation.
Do not administer this medication into the muscle directly.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of severe allergic reactions, asthma, heart disease, myasthenia gravis, neuromuscular disease, during pregnancy and lactation.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at refrigerator (2 to 8C). Do not freeze it.

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