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General Information on Pancuronium Bromide

Generic Name : Pancuronium Bromide

Pronunciation : PAN-cue-ROW-nee-uhm BROE-mide

Latest prescription information about Pancuronium Bromide. 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, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Muscle Relaxants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pancuronium Bromide

Why is Pancuronium Bromide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a muscle relaxant, prescribed as an adjunct to general anesthesia for induction of skeletal muscle relaxation. It is also used for facilitation of management of patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (breathing management); facilitation of tracheal intubation. 

When should Pancuronium Bromide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Pancuronium Bromide?

Adult: IV- Endotracheal intubation Initial: 50-100 mcg/kg. Maintenance: 10-20 mcg/kg.
Facilitate mechanical ventilation in intensive care: 60 mcg/kg every 60-90 minutes.

How should Pancuronium Bromide be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pancuronium Bromide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of myasthenia gravis, electrolyte disturbances, heart disease, liver or kidney impairment, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Avoid use of this medication in prolonged surgery (neurosurgery).

Avoid rapid administration; otherwise it may cause high blood pressure and fast heart rate.

What are the side effects of Pancuronium Bromide?

  Heart: High blood pressure and fast heart rate.
  Skin: Rash and itching.
  Gastrointestinal: Increased saliva.
  Respiratory: Respiratory insufficiency, shortness of breath and wheezing.
  Miscellaneous: Skeletal muscle weakness, asthma, flushing, redness and increased eye pressure.

What are the other precautions for Pancuronium Bromide?

Patient should be given proper airway and respiratory support during the treatment.

What are the storage conditions for Pancuronium Bromide?

Store it in refrigerator and in an airtight container. Do not freeze it.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
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