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ALCURONIUM

Alcuronium chloride is a drug that belongs to a class of medicines known as benzylisoquinolinium competitive neuromuscular blockers. It is used for muscle relaxation as a part of anesthesia in surgery and in endotracheal intubation. Its effect onset is at 2 minutes and lasts for 20 to 30 minutes.

Alcuronium chloride is used in endotracheal intubation and as a muscle relaxant in general anesthesia.

This medicine should not be given to people with porphyria.

Alcuronium chloride can give rise to side effects such as fast heartbeat (tachycardia) and decreased blood pressure (hypotension). Anaphylactic reactions may also occur.

Precautions

Caution should be observed in people who have kidney problems. There is also potential for overdosage.

Interactions

Alcuronium may interact with the following medicines:

  • Bendrofluazide
  • Enflurane
  • Halothane
  • Hydroflumethiazide
  • Lignocaine
  • Lincomycin
  • Penicillamine
  • Phenytoin
  • Polymyxin B
  • Procainamide
  • Quinidine
  • Verapamil

If you think there is an overdosage, seek medical treatment immediately.

 

Available Brand:

  • Alloferin

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