Succinylcholine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Succinylcholine?

(suks in il KOE leen)

• This medicine is used as a muscle relaxant during surgery.

• This medicine is used as a muscle relaxant while on a breathing machine.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Increased eye pressure.

• Muscle weakness can rarely occur.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color;...

 
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