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General Information on Vecuronium

Generic Name : Vecuronium

Pronunciation : ve-KYOO-roe-ni-um

Latest prescription information about Vecuronium. 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 : Y55.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Vecuronium

Why is Vecuronium 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 should Vecuronium not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Vecuronium?

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 should Vecuronium 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 Vecuronium?

• 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 patient’s 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.

What are the side effects of Vecuronium?

Severe allergic reactions, dizziness, muscle weakness, fever and fast/slow heart rate.

What are the other precautions for Vecuronium?

Do not use it in newborns.

What are the storage conditions for Vecuronium?

Normally handled and stored by healthcare providers.


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