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Vecuronium Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 12, 2020.

For the Consumer

Applies to vecuronium: parenteral powder for injection

Warning

Side effects include:

Skeletal muscle weakness.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to vecuronium: intravenous powder for injection, intravenous solution

Hypersensitivity

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

Musculoskeletal

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

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

Respiratory

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

Local

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

Other

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]

Cardiovascular

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

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

Dermatologic

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

References

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.