Pancuronium Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 12, 2021.
For the Consumer
Applies to pancuronium: parenteral injection
Side effects include:
Various degrees of skeletal muscle weakness.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to pancuronium: intravenous solution
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Severe anaphylactic reactions[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pain and burning at injection site[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Prolonged paralysis, disuse atrophy, and areflexia have been reported with prolonged use of this drug[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Decreased intraocular pressure, miosis[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Bronchospasm, wheezing
Very common (10% or more): Mild to moderate increase in blood pressure and/or pulse rate (10%)
Frequency not reported: Dysrhythmias, increased cardiac output[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hypersalivation[Ref]
Frequently asked questions
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- Drug class: neuromuscular blocking agents
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2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
3. "Product Information. Pancuronium Bromide (pancuronium)." Hospira Inc (2018):
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