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Succinylcholine (Suxamethonium Chloride) Summary

Description: A quaternary skeletal muscle relaxant usually used in the form of its bromide, chloride, or iodide. It is a depolarizing relaxant, acting in about 30 seconds and with a duration of effect averaging three to five minutes. Succinylcholine is used in surgical, anesthetic, and other procedures in which a brief period of muscle relaxation is called for.

Also Known As: Suxamethonium Chloride; Suxamethonium; Anectine; Quelicin; Succinyldicholine Show All >>

Networked: 1530 relevant articles (45 outcomes, 95 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Succinylcholine is Relevant

  1. Fasciculation (Fasciculations) : 19 outcomes 27 studies in 154 results
  2. Apnea : 3 outcomes 13 studies in 163 results
  3. Paralysis (Palsy) : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 142 results
  4. Bradycardia : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 51 results
  5. Contracture : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 48 results
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Drugs Related to Succinylcholine

  1. rocuronium (rocuronium bromide)
  2. Tubocurarine (Tubocurarine Chloride)
  3. Propofol (Diprivan)
  4. Pancuronium (Pavulon)
  5. remifentanil (Ultiva)
  6. Diazepam (Valium)
  7. mivacurium (mivacurium chloride)
  8. cisatracurium (Nimbex)
  9. Halothane (Fluothane)
  10. Potassium
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Therapies Related to Succinylcholine

  1. Tourniquets
  2. Anesthesia
  3. General Anesthesia
  4. Resuscitation
  5. Ambulatory Surgical Procedures (Outpatient Surgery)
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