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Rapacuronium Side Effects

Applies to rapacuronium: intravenous powder for injection.


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


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


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

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