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Vecuronium

Vecuronium Information

Vecuronium Benefits & Uses

Vecuronium is used to treat the following -

Vecuronium Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Vecuronium

Vecuronium

Vecuronium Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Vecuronium is used -

  1. Allergic reaction
  2. Injection site pain
  3. Weak Muscles
  4. Skin Rash Mild
  5. Skin redness
  6. Rash
  7. Bronchospasm
  8. Flushing
  9. Urticaria
  10. Erythema

Vecuronium Related Warnings

Is the use of Vecuronium safe for pregnant women?

No research has not been done till date on the safety of Vecuronium for pregnant women. So its effects on pregnant women are unknown.

Unknown

Is the use of Vecuronium safe during breastfeeding?

No research work has been carried out till date on effect of Vecuronium on breastfeeding women. So it is not known whether taking Vecuronium will cause side effects or not.

Unknown

What is the effect of Vecuronium on the Kidneys?

There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Vecuronium. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

What is the effect of Vecuronium on the Liver?

You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Vecuronium. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

What is the effect of Vecuronium on the Heart?

You may experience side effects on your heart after taking Vecuronium. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, and do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Vecuronium with Other Drugs

Vecuronium should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Quinidine

Vecuronium Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Vecuronium unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Hyperthermia
  2. Dehydration
  3. Liver Disease
  4. Paralysis
  5. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  6. Asthma
  7. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  8. Lung Cancer
  9. Calcium Deficiency
  10. Hyperkalemia

Frequently asked Questions about Vecuronium

Is this Vecuronium habit forming or addictive?

Vecuronium is not addictive in nature.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Vecuronium you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, Vecuronium is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Vecuronium for mental disorders.

No

Vecuronium Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Vecuronium

There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Vecuronium with food.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Vecuronium

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Vecuronium with alcohol will be.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 353
  2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Vecuronium Bromide (vecuronium bromide)
  3. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Vecure (vecuronium bromide)