Vecuronium (Norcuron)

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Kgren
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145431
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Vecuronium (Norcuron)
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2012-04-03 08:03:23
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Vecuronium (Norcuron)
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  1. Class
    Non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent
  2. Description
    Derivative of Pancuronium, provides muscle relaxation for ET intubation
  3. Mechanism of Action
    • Competes with Aceytlcholine for cholinergic receptor sites on the post-junctional membrane.
    • Result in paralysis of muscle fibers served by the occupied neuromuscular junction.
    • Does not cause initial depolarization wave like Succinylcholine
  4. Onset of Action
    • Onset: <1min
    • Peak: 3-5min
    • Duration: 25-40min
    • Half-life: 30-80min
  5. Indications
    Facilitate paralysis for ET Intubation
  6. Contraindications
    Known hypersensitivity
  7. Precautions
    • Persons skilled in ET Intubation
    • Emergency resuscitation medications available
    • Paralysis occurs in 1min and lasts 30min
  8. Side Effects
    • Prolonged paralysis
    • Hypotension
    • HTN
    • Bronchospasm
    • Wheezing
    • Respiratory depression
    • Apnea
    • Aspiration
    • Bradycardia
    • Dysrhythmias
    • Cardiac arrest
    • Increased Intraocular pressure
    • Increased ICP
  9. Adult Dose
    0.08-0.1mg/kg
  10. Pedi Dose
    0.1mg/kg
  11. Max Dose
    Repeat as necessary
  12. Route of Adminstration
    IV/IO
  13. How Supplied
    Vials

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