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Name of the generic: vecuronium [VEK-ue-ROE-nee -um [ VEK-ue-ROE-nee-um
Names of brands: Vecuronium Bromide, Norcuron
Formulas for dosage: intravenous powder for injection (10 mg, 20 mg) Intravenous solution (10 mg/10 ml)
Drug class: neuromuscular blocking agents

What is Vecuronium?

Vecuronium helps reduce muscle tension. It does this by blocking signals that go between your nerves and the muscles.

Vecuronium can be administered before general anesthesia in preparation for the procedure. Vecuronium helps keep your body in a steady state throughout surgery. It also eases your throat, so that a breathing tube is more quickly inserted prior to the procedure.Vecuronium can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Vecuronium

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms, warning signs of an allergic reaction may include hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face.

You will be under the constant supervision of your carer during treatment with the drug vecuronium. Your caretaker will be on the lookout for any adverse reactions that could be serious.

Inform your carers immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Breathing that is shallow or weak;
  • A persistent muscle weakness persistent muscle weakness
  • Loss or movement loss in any area or part of your body

Common adverse effects of vecuronium could include:

  • Muscle weakness.

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Inform your doctor if you have had an adverse reaction due to any form of anesthesia.

Before you take this drug

It is best not to receive the medication vecuronium in case you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have ever experienced a severe reaction to an allergic reaction to any type of anesthesia.

To ensure that vecuronium is suitable for you, inform your doctor if:

  • Myasthenia gravis;
  • Cirrhosis or any other liver disease;
  • An antecedent previous history of kidney disease
  • The heart condition and congestive heart failure;
  • Issues with circulation
  • A nerve-muscle disorder like ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), MS (multiple sclerosis), or muscular dystrophy.

FDA classification for pregnancy C It's not clear whether vecuronium could cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant while taking vecuronium.

It is not clear if it is possible to introduce vecuronium into breast milk or whether it is harmful to a nursing infant. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding a child.

How to take Vecuronium?

Vecuronium is injected directly into muscles or into the vein via an IV. The healthcare professional will give the injection.Your blood pressure, breathing levels, heart function, oxygen levels, and other vital indicators are closely monitored while you take the medication Vecuronium.

It might take you longer to heal from the effects of vecuronium, especially if you suffer from cirrhosis or another liver disease.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Since vecuronium can be used to treat anesthesia, you're not likely to be following the dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

Since vecuronium can only be administered by a medical expert in a medical environment, there is a low chance of an overdose occurring.

What should be avoided?

Follow your doctor's advice regarding any restrictions on your food, drink, or any activity.

Interaction with other drug

Other medications can be incompatible with vecuronium, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you take currently and all medicines you stop or start using.