VECURONIUM

(VEK ue ROE nee um) Brand: Vecuronium Bromide

What is the most significant information I must know about vecuronium?

• Till receiving vecuronium, speak your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have kidney malady, heart malady or congestive heart failure, problems with circulation, or a nerve-muscle mess such as ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), MS (multiple sclerosis), or muscular dystrophy.

• Speak your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

• It may take you longer to recover from the effects of vecuronium if you have cirrhosis or another liver disease.

• Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity after you recover from anesthesia.

What is vecuronium?

Vecuronium is used to slackening the muscles. It works by blocking the signals between your nerves and your muscles.

Vecuronium is given till common anesthesia in preparing you for surgery. Vecuronium helps hold your body still during surgery. It also relaxes your throat so a breathing pipe can be more easily inserted till the surgery.

Vecuronium may also be used for purposes another than those listed in this medicine guide.

What must I discuss with my health care provider till receiving vecuronium?

• You must not receive this medicine if you are allergic to vecuronium.

• Till receiving vecuronium, speak your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

· myasthenia gravis;

· cirrhosis or another liver disease;

· a history of kidney disease;

· heart malady or congestive heart failure;

· problems with circulation; or

· a nerve-muscle mess such as ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), MS (multiple sclerosis), or muscular dystrophy.

• If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to receive vecuronium, or you may need dosage adjustments or particular trials during treatment.

• FDA pregnancy category C. This medicine may be deleterious to an unborn child. Speak your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

• Till receiving vecuronium, speak your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is vecuronium given?

Vecuronium is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein or muscle. You will receive this injection in a hospital or surgical setting.

• Your caregivers will monitor your heart function, blood pressure, and breathing while you are under the effects of vecuronium.

• It may take you longer to recover from the effects of vecuronium if you have cirrhosis or another liver disease.

What happens if I miss a dose?

• Since vecuronium is generally given just for anesthesia, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

• An overdose of vecuronium is unlikely to occur since the medicine is given by a doctor. Your vital signs will be closely watched while you are under anesthesia to create certain the medicine is not causing any deleterious effects.

What must I avoid after receiving vecuronium?

• Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity after you recover from anesthesia.

What are the possible side effects of vecuronium?

• Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Speak your caregivers right away if you have any of these serious side effects:

· trouble breathing;

· ongoing muscle weakness; or

· inability to move your muscles.

• Smaller serious side effects may include:

· feeling light-headed; or

· itching.

• This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Speak your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What another drugs will affect vecuronium?

• There may be another drugs that can interact with vecuronium. Speak your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal commodity, and drugs predesigned by another doctors.

Where can I get more information?

• Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about vecuronium.

Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.

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