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Norcuron Side Effects

Generic Name: vecuronium

Note: This document contains side effect information about vecuronium. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Norcuron.

For the Consumer

Applies to vecuronium: parenteral powder for injection

Side effects include:

Skeletal muscle weakness.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to vecuronium: intravenous powder for injection, intravenous solution


Hypersensitivy side effects have included anaphylactic reaction, anaphylactoid reactions, bronchospasm, hypotension, tachycardia, acute urticaria and erythema.[Ref]


Musculoskeletal side effects have included muscle weakness, prolonged skeletal muscle paralysis and muscle atrophy.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included respiration insufficiency and apnea.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Norcuron (vecuronium)." Organon, West Orange, NJ.

Some side effects of Norcuron may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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