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Rapacuronium Side Effects

Applies to rapacuronium: intravenous powder for injection

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular effects including hypotension (5.2%), tachycardia (3.2%), and bradycardia (1.5%) have been reported.[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory effect including bronchospasm (3.2%) have been reported.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Raplon (rapacuronium)" Organon, West Orange, NJ.

2. Meakin GH, Pronske EH, Lerman J, Orr R, Joffe D, Savaree AM, Lynn AM "Bronchospasm after rapacuronium in infants and children." Anesthesiology 94 (2001): 926-7

3. Kron SS "Severe bronchospasm and desaturation in a child associated with rapacuronium." Anesthesiology 94 (2001): 923-4

4. Naguib M "How serious is the bronchospasm induced by rapacuronium?." Anesthesiology 94 (2001): 924-5

5. Goudsouzian NG "Rapacuronium and bronchospasm." Anesthesiology 94 (2001): 727-8

It is possible that some side effects of rapacuronium may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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