Vecuronium Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. 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
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
Rare (less than 0.1%): Delayed recovery from anesthesia[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Circulatory collapse, shock, flushing[Ref]
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2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
3. "Product Information. Vecuronium Bromide (vecuronium)." Hospira Inc, Lake Forest, IL.
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- Drug class: neuromuscular blocking agents
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