Vecuronium

Vecuronium Overview

Reviewed: October 9, 2013
Updated: 

Vecuronium is a prescription medication used to relax the muscles during surgery or intubation (when a tube is inserted down the throat). Vecuronium belongs to a group of drugs called neuromuscular blocking agents. These work by blocking the chemical that causes muscle movement.

Vecuronium comes in an injectable form that is given into the vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.

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

 

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Vecuronium Brand Names

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Side Effects of Vecuronium

Serious side effects have been reported with vecuronium. See the “Drug Precautions" section.

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

This is not a complete list of vecuronium 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.

Vecuronium FDA Warning

THIS DRUG SHOULD BE ADMINISTERED BY ADEQUATELY TRAINED INDIVIDUALS FAMILIAR WITH ITS ACTIONS, CHARACTERISTICS, AND HAZARDS.