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Drug interactions between propofol and succinylcholine

Results for the following 2 drugs:
propofol
succinylcholine

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

succinylcholine propofol

Applies to: succinylcholine and propofol

Using succinylcholine together with propofol may increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as slow heart rate and heart block. A medication such as atropine may be given before induction and during anesthesia to help minimize the risk. These medications should only be given by health care providers specially trained in the use of these agents and in a setting where appropriate monitoring may be rendered. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

propofol food

Applies to: propofol

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of propofol such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with propofol. Do not use more than the recommended dose of propofol, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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