Cisatracurium

Cisatracurium Overview

Reviewed: October 4, 2013
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Cisatracurium is a prescription medication used as a muscle relaxing agent for surgery or intubation (having a tube put into your throat) during hospitalization. Cisatracurium belongs to a group of drugs called neuromuscular blockers. These works by blocking the chemical that causes muscle movement.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of cisatracurium include a slower heart beat, low blood pressure, and flushing.

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Uses of Cisatracurium

Cisatracurium is a prescription medication used as a muscle relaxing agent for surgery or intubation (having a tube put into your throat) during hospitalization.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
 

Cisatracurium Brand Names

Cisatracurium may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Cisatracurium Drug Class

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Side Effects of Cisatracurium

Serious side effects have been reported with cisatracurium.

Common side effects of cisatracurium include a slower heart beat, low blood pressure, and flushing.

This is not a complete list of cisatracurium side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.