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Cisatracurium Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 6, 2022.

Applies to cisatracurium: intravenous solution.

Serious side effects of Cisatracurium

Along with its needed effects, cisatracurium may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking cisatracurium:


  • Blurred vision
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • confusion
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • noisy breathing
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • sweating
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • drowsiness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives, itching, skin rash
  • muscular pain, tenderness, wasting, or weakness
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

Other side effects of Cisatracurium

Some side effects of cisatracurium may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:


  • Feeling of warmth
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

Further information

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

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.