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Atacurium 10mg Injection

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Salt Composition : Atracurium Besylate

Manufacturer : THEMIS MEDICARE

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 292.62
Price :106
You Save :187 (64%)

1 Ampoule(s) Of 2.5ml

Prepaid Only. Non-Returnable


Introduction to Atacurium 10mg Injection

Atacurium 10mg injection contains an active ingredient called Atracurium Besylate, which belongs to the group of medicines called muscle relaxants. Muscle relaxants act on the nervous system to reduce muscle tension and spasms. This medicine is used in various medical settings, including surgeries, other medical procedures, and intensive care units. It is used specifically during general anesthesia to facilitate tracheal intubation (insertion of a tube into the windpipe) and to enable controlled ventilation.

Do not use Atacurium 10mg injection if you are allergic to Atracurium Besylate or any of its ingredients. Before starting the treatment, notify your doctor if you have if you have a neuromuscular disease that affects your muscles or their nervous control, such as myasthenia gravis or Eaton-Lambert syndrome. Additionally, inform your doctor if you have a severe electrolyte disorder, widespread cancer (carcinomatosis), or sensitivity to histamine. Mention any history of allergy, asthma, or bronchospasm, as well as any burns or issues related to inadequate circulatory filling (hypovolemia). This medicine is not recommended for neonates (children under one month old). If necessary, the dose should be significantly reduced for newborns or premature babies. For further questions or concerns, consult your doctor.


Uses of Atacurium 10mg Injection

  • To relax muscles during operation in adults and children over one month of age.
  • Used during general anesthesia to facilitate tracheal intubation.
  • To relax the muscles in adults in intensive care.

Therapeutic Effects of Atacurium 10mg Injection

Atacurium 10mg injection blocks the transmission of nerve signals to the muscles. When a nerve signal reaches a muscle, it releases a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which binds to receptors on the muscle cells, leading to muscle contraction. Atracurium works by competitively binding to these acetylcholine receptors, preventing acetylcholine from attaching and causing muscle contraction.


Interaction of Atacurium 10mg Injection with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Atacurium 10mg injection and can cause undesirable side effects. 


More Information about Atacurium 10mg Injection

  • Keep out of sight and reach of pets and children.
  • Store below (2°C - 8°C).
  • Always check the expiry date before consuming it.

How to consume Atacurium 10mg Injection

Atacurium 10mg injection will be administered to you by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting. It is usually administered in a vein (intravenous). Your doctor will decide the dose, route of administration, and frequency based on your disease condition and other factors.


Safety Advices for Atacurium 10mg Injection

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Pregnancy

  

Do not use Atacurium 10mg injection during pregnancy unless your doctor advises you to use it. Notify your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby think you may be pregnant. 

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Breast Feeding

  

Do not use Atacurium 10mg injection during breastfeeding unless your doctor advises you to use it. So, before starting the treatment, inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Contact your doctor for more information.

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Lungs

  

It is unknown whether Atacurium 10mg injection is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any lung-related symptoms.

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Liver

  

It is unknown whether Atacurium 10mg injection is safe for patients with liver problems. Inform your physician if you have any liver disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any liver-related symptoms.

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Alcohol

  

Do not consume alcohol while taking Atacurium 10mg injection. It is advised to avoid alcohol till you recover. Please speak with your physician for more information.

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Driving

  

Do not drive or operate machinery. 


Side Effects of Atacurium 10mg Injection

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Common

  • Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)
  • Temporary hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Wheezing
  • Bronchospasm (asthma-like symptoms)
  • Skin flushing
  • Urticaria (nettle rash)

Word of Advice

Notify your doctor if you experience any serious side effects to avoid the risk of certain conditions. Before starting the treatment, inform your doctor about all the underlying medical conditions. Providing this information helps ensure the safe and effective use of Atracurium during medical procedures. Do not stop Atacurium 10mg injection until your doctor advises. Do not self-administer the medicine. Contact your doctor for more information. 


FAQs

Q 1. What is Atacurium 10mg injection used for?

Atacurium 10mg injection is used in various medical settings, including surgeries, other medical procedures, and intensive care units. It is used specifically during general anesthesia to facilitate tracheal intubation (insertion of a tube into the windpipe) and to enable controlled ventilation.

Q 2. Can I administer Atacurium 10mg injection at home?

No, Atacurium 10mg injection should only be administered by healthcare professionals in a clinical setting. Please do not self-administer.

Q 3. Can Atacurium 10mg injection be given to pregnant or breastfeeding women?

Atacurium 10mg injection should not be given to pregnant or breastfeeding women unless recommended by a doctor.

Q 4. Can I use Atacurium 10mg injection with other medications?

Before starting the treatment, it is essential to consult your doctor, as they can interact with various other medications. Getting suggestions from your doctor will help to ensure the safe and appropriate use of Atacurium 10mg injection with your current medication regimen.

Q 5. What are the side effects of Atacurium 10mg injection?

The most common side effects of Atacurium 10mg injection are tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), temporary hypotension (low blood pressure), wheezing, bronchospasm (asthma-like symptoms), skin flushing, and urticaria (nettle rash) are possible side effects. If you experience any side effects that are bothersome or do not go away, talk to your doctor.


Fact Box of Atacurium 10mg Injection

Molecule Name: Atracurium Besylate Therapeutic class: Pain Analgesics
Pharmacological class:  Muscle relaxants

Indications: 

1. To relax muscles during operation in adults and children over one month of age.

2. Used during general anesthesia to facilitate tracheal intubation.

3. To relax the muscles in adults in intensive care.


References

  1. Mercury Pharmaceuticals Limited; Electronic medicines compendium (emc); [Revised on April 2020] [ Accessed on 27th July 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2797.pdf
  2. Baxter Healthcare Corporation; US Food and Drug Administration; [Revised on June 2019] [Accessed on 27th July 2023], label (fda.gov)
  3. Drugs.com; [Revised on March 2023] [ Accessed on 27th July 2023], Atracurium Besylate Injection: Package Insert - Drugs.com
  4. Satyanarayana U, Chakrapani U, Biochemistry, Mineral metabolism, 4th edition, 2013, 404.

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