Succinylcholine Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to succinylcholine: parenteral injection
Side effects include:
Various degrees of skeletal muscle weakness.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to succinylcholine: compounding powder, injectable powder for injection, injectable solution, intravenous solution
Very common (10% or more): Muscle fasciculation, post-operative muscle pain
Common (1% to 10%): Myoglobinemia, myoglobinuria
Rare (less than 0.1%): Trismus
Common (1% to 10%): Increased intraocular pressure[Ref]
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Bronchospasm, prolonged respiratory depression, apnea
Frequency not reported: Renal failure[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Arrhythmias (including ventricular arrhythmia), cardiac arrest, hyperkalemia-related cardiac arrest (following administration to patients with congenital cerebral palsy, tetanus, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and closed head injury)
Frequency not reported: Circulatory collapse, shock[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Rash[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Increased intragastric pressure, excessive salivation
Frequency not reported: Increased bowel movements, increased gastric secretions[Ref]
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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.
More about succinylcholine
- During Pregnancy
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
- Support Group
- 15 Reviews
- Drug class: neuromuscular blocking agents
- Succinylcholine Chloride (AHFS Monograph)
- Succinylcholine Chloride Injection (FDA)
- Succinylcholine (Wolters Kluwer)