PANCURONIUM BROMIDE

Pancuronium Bromide belongs to a group of medicines called neuromuscular blockers, which work by stopping messages being sent from the nerves to the muscles. This long-acting, nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocker may be used as an adjunct to general anesthesia. It also helps in the facilitation of endotracheal intubation and facilitation of pulmonary compliance during mechanical ventilation.

This medication is used as muscle relaxant in general anesthesia. Pancuronium bromide may also be used in other conditions to be determined by your doctor.

This drug may not be safe for people with muscle diseases or weakness, heart problems and respiratory problems. Consult your doctor before you take this drug.

Common side effects of this drug include:

  • Increased Saliva
  • Rash or Itching
  • Redness, Pain or Burning at the Site of Injection
  • Flushing
  • Wheezing

Notify your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these serious side effects:

  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Severe Rash or Irritation
  • Swollen Face

Precautions

Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are to undergo any surgical procedure.
  • If you are taking herbal, prescription and non-prescription drugs.
  • If you have certain medical conditions such as:
    • Muscle Disease or Weakness (e.g Myasthenia Gravis)
    • Heart Problems
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Respiratory Problems such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Dehydration
    • Kidney or Liver Problems
    • Carcinoma
    • Malignant Hyperthermia

 

Interactions

Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Possible interactions with this drug are:

  • Drugs For Anxiety, Depression Or Mental Illness
  • Drugs For Epilepsy Such As Phenytoin
  • Antibiotics or Anti-Infectives
  • Quinidine
  • Propranolol
  • Calcium Chanel Blockers and Beta-Blockers
  • Quinine
  • Diuretics
  • Medicines For Immunosuppression
  • Theophylline
  • Medicines for Muscle Disease
  • Corticosteroids including Hydrocortisone and Prednisolone
  • Adrenaline
  • Cisplatin (A Drug Used in Chemotherapy)
  • Opiates (Strong Pain Medication)
  • Botox
  • Magnesium Sulphate or Products containing Magnesium
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

Available brand/s:

  • Pancuronium Bromide

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