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Atracurium - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Atracurium

Generic Name : Atracurium
Pronunciation : are duh PEH rin
Latest prescription information about Atracurium. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Atracurium

India : 

International : 

Atracurium Besylate Injection , Tracrium
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Why is Atracurium Prescribed? (Indications)

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

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When should Atracurium not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Atracurium?

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

How should Atracurium be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Atracurium?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Atracurium?

  General: Allergic reactions.
  Heart: Increased/decreased heart rate, low/high blood pressure and flushing.
   Respiratory: Wheezing, difficulty in breathing and asthma.
  Skin: Redness, itching, rash and hives.

What are the other precautions for Atracurium?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Atracurium?

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


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