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VECURONIUM (Norcuron®) is a muscle relaxant. It relaxes muscles during surgery or before investigational procedures. Generic vecuronium is available.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
asthma or breathing difficulties
hyperthermia (changes in normal body temperature)
muscle disease or weakness
an unusual or allergic reaction to vecuronium, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Vecuronium is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
This does not apply.
calcium or magnesium salts
certain antibiotics given by injection
medicines for pain
medicines that improve muscle strength or tone for conditions like myasthenia gravis
medicines that relax your muscles for surgery
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
You will be carefully monitored for side effects while you receive vecuronium, and for some time afterwards.
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
unusual muscle weakness or tiredness
Keep out of reach of children.
Follow the manufacturer's advice on storage of diluted injection solutions. Throw away any unused injection solution.