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Vecuronium Side Effects

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

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivy side effects have included anaphylactic reaction, anaphylactoid reactions, bronchospasm, hypotension, tachycardia, acute urticaria and erythema.[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects have included muscle weakness, prolonged skeletal muscle paralysis and muscle atrophy.[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included respiration insufficiency and apnea.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Norcuron (vecuronium)." Organon, West Orange, NJ.

It is possible that some side effects of vecuronium 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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