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General Information on Suxamethonium Chloride

Generic Name : Suxamethonium Chloride

Latest prescription information about Suxamethonium Chloride. 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 Suxamethonium Chloride

India : 

International : 

Actirelax, Anectine, Celocurin, Celocurine, Chlorsuccillin, DBL Ethicholine, Distensil L, Dithylinum Solutio Darnitsa, Ethicholine DBL, Fosfitone, Lycitrope, Lysthenon, Midarine, Mioflex, Myoplegine, Pantolax, Quelicin, Relaxin, Succi, Succin, Succinilcolina Richmond, Succinolin, Succinyl, Sukolin, Suxa, Suxametonio Cloruro

Why is Suxamethonium Chloride Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a muscle relaxant, prescribed for muscle relaxant in general anesthesia. 

When should Suxamethonium Chloride not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with genetic disorders, personal or family history of malignant hyperthermia, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Suxamethonium Chloride?

Adult: IV- The recommended dose is 0.3-1.1 mg/kg as a single dose; then 50-100% of the initial dose may be given at 5-10 min intervals. Max: 500 mg/hr.

How should Suxamethonium Chloride be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Suxamethonium Chloride?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of severe burns, massive trauma, patients with risk of hyperkalaemia, kidney impairment, increased eye pressure, bone fracture, neuromuscular disease, infants, children, adolescents, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Suxamethonium Chloride?

Slow heart rate, fast heart rate, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, increased eye pressure, increased level of potassium in blood, and excessive salivation.

What are the other precautions for Suxamethonium Chloride?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Suxamethonium Chloride?

Store it at controlled room temperature.

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