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Depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent
Mechanism of Action
Combines with cholinergic receptors in motor nerves
Onset / Duration
1-2 minutes / 6-10 minutes
Indications
intubation
Contraindications
Hyperkalemia, history of malignant hyperthermia, penetrating eye injury, neuromuscular disorder (MS), paralysis > 1 day, crush injury > 3 days, severe burns > 3 days
Precautions
all equipment ready prior to administering
Side Effects
Arrhythmias, bradycardia, increased intraocular pressure, increased intracranial pressure, hyperkalemia
Dosage
1.5 mg/kg