Succinylcholine

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Succinylcholine
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2013-04-21 13:15:50
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Succinylcholine Anectine neuromuscular blocker paralytic
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Succinylcholine
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  1. Succinylcholine

    Names / Class
    Anectine

    • Neuromuscular blocking agent
    • Depolarizing

    Paralytic
  2. Succinylcholine / Anectine

    Mechanism of Action
    • Skeletal and respiratory muscle relaxant.  Complete paralysis within 30 - 60 seconds, persists for 2 - 3 minutes.  Effects fade and return to normal within 6 minutes.  Begins in eyelids and jaw, then limbs, ABD, diaphragm & intercostal muscles.
    • No effect on consciousness!
  3. Succinylcholine / Anectine

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effects
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • 30 - 60 seconds
    • 1 - 3 minutes
    • 2 - 3 minutes
    • 5 - 10 minutes
  4. Succinylcholine / Anectine

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

    Contraindications
    • Known hypersensitivity to the med.
    • Penetrating eye injury
    • Hx of narrow-angle glaucoma
    • Administer only by persons experienced with its use
    • Fxs reported in children
    • Caution with severe burns
    • Caution with severe crush injuries
  6. Succinylcholine / Anectine

    Side Effects
    • Paralysis occurs within 1 minute & lasts approx 8 minutes
    • Prolonged paralysis
    • Hypotension
    • HTN
    • Bradycardia
    • Wheezing
    • Respiratory depression
    • Apnea
    • Aspiration
    • Arrhythmias
    • Sinus arrest
    • Hyperkalemia
    • Increased intracranial pressure
    • Increased intraocular pressure
  7. Succinylcholine / Anectine

    Adult Dose
    1.0 - 1.5 mg/kg IV
  8. Succinylcholine / Anectine

    Pedi Dose
    1.0 mg/kg
  9. Succinylcholine / Anectine

    Max Dose
    1.5 mg/kg (?)
  10. Succinylcholine / Anectine

    Routes
    IV
  11. Succinylcholine / Anectine

    How Supplied
    unknown

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