Vecuronium

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Vecuronium
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2013-04-21 13:04:21
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Vecuronium
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  1. Vecuronium

    Names / Class
    Vecuronium

    • Neuromuscular-blocking agent
    • Nondepolarizing

    Paralytic
  2. Vecuronium / Norcuron

    Mechanism of Action
    Skeletal and respiratory muscle relaxant.
  3. Vecuronium / Norcuron

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effects
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • <1 minute
    • 3 - 5 minutes
    • 25 - 40 minutes
    • 30 - 80 minutes
  4. Vecuronium / Norcuron

    Indications
    To achieve paralysis to facilitate endotracheal intubation (when muscle tone or seizure activity prevents it)
  5. Vecuronium / Norcuron

    Contraindications
    Known hypersensitivity to the med
  6. Vecuronium / Norcuron

    Precautions
    • Should not be administered unless persons skilled in endotracheal indubation are present.
    • ET equipment, O2, and resuscitative equipment should be readily available.
    • Paralysis occurs within 1 minute & lasts approx 30 minutes.
  7. Vecuronium / Norcuron

    Side Effects
    • Prolonged paralysis
    • Hypotension
    • HTN
    • Bradycardia
    • Wheezing
    • Respiratory depression
    • Apnea
    • Aspiration
    • Arrhythmias
    • Sinus arrest
  8. Vecuronium / Norcuron

    Adult Dose
    • 0.08 - 0.10 mg/kg IV
    • (Neuromuscular blockage should last 25 - 30 minutes)
  9. Vecuronium / Norcuron

    Pedi Dose
    0.1 mg/kg
  10. Vecuronium / Norcuron

    Max Dose
    unknown
  11. Vecuronium / Norcuron

    Routes
    IV
  12. Vecuronium / Norcuron

    How Supplied
    Unknown

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