Pancuronium belongs to a group of medicines called muscle relaxants. It is used to relax muscles during surgery, including caesarean section and in intensive care.
Do not take pancuronium if you:
1. are allergic to pancuronium
Things to Tell Your Doctor. If you:
1. have kidney or liver disease
2. have high blood pressure
3. suffer from any cancer
What to do if you missed a dose?
This medicine will be given in a hospital, under the supervision of a doctor. It is unlikely that too much or too little medicine will be given, however, tell your doctor or nurse if there are any concerns.
Most common side effects?
The most common side effects with pancuronium are breathing difficulties, skin rash, salivation, blurred vision.
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Facilitate endotracheal intubation
Adult: Initially, 50-100 microg/kg. Can be administered undiluted by rapid IV inj.
Child: Neonate:30-40 microg /kg. 1 mth-18 yr: initially 60-100 microg /kg, then 10-20 microg /kg
Muscle relaxant in general anaesthesia
Adult: Initially, 50-100 microg /kg. Maintenance: 10-20 microg /kg. Can be administered undiluted by rapid IV inj.
Child: Neonate:30-40 microg /kg. Maintenance: 10-20 microg /kg 4-6 hrly as necessary. 1 mth-18 yr: initially 60-100 microg /kg, then 10-20 microg /kg repeated as required.
Facilitate mechanical ventilation in intensive care
Adult: 60 mcg/kg every 60-90 min. May be administered undiliuted by rapid IV inj.