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Vecuronium Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 12, 2020.

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


Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hypersensitivity, anaphylactic reaction, anaphylactoid reaction, anaphylactic shock, anaphylactoid shock[Ref]


Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Prolonged neuromuscular block

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Flaccid paralysis, muscular weakness, steroid myopathy[Ref]


Very rare (less than 0.01%): Bronchospasm, airway complication of anesthesia[Ref]


Very rare (less than 0.01%): Injection site pain, injection site reaction[Ref]


Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Decreased drug effect/therapeutic response, increased drug effect/therapeutic response

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Face edema[Ref]

Nervous system

Rare (less than 0.1%): Delayed recovery from anesthesia[Ref]


Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Tachycardia, hypotension

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Circulatory collapse, shock, flushing[Ref]


Very rare (less than 0.01%): Angioneurotic edema, urticaria, rash, erythematous rash[Ref]


1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Vecuronium Bromide (vecuronium)." Hospira Inc, Lake Forest, IL.

Further information

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.