Succinylcholine is an ultra short-acting, depolarizing-type, skeletal muscle relaxant. As does acetylcholine, it combines with the cholinergic receptors of the motor end plate to produce depolarization. Succinylcholine chloride is indicated as an adjunct to general anesthesia, to facilitate tracheal intubation, and to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery. It is an ultra short-acting depolarizing-type, skeletal muscle relaxant for intravenous (IV) administration.
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- Succinylcholine chloride is indicated as an adjunct to general anesthesia, to facilitate tracheal intubation,and to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or mechanical ventilation.
Warnings and Precautions:
- In infants and children, especially in boys under eight years of age, the rare possibility of inducing life-threatening hyperkalemia in undiagnosed myopathies by the use of succinylcholine must be balanced against the risk of alternative means of securing the airway.
- Succinylcholine should be used only by those skilled in the management of artificial respiration and only when facilities are instantly available for tracheal intubation and for providing adequate ventilation of the patient, including the administration of oxygen under positive pressure and the elimination of carbon dioxide. The clinician must be prepared to assist or control respiration.
- To avoid distress to the patient, succinylcholine should not be administered before unconsciousness has been induced. In emergency situations, however, it may be necessary to administer succinylcholine before unconsciousness is induced.
- Succinylcholine is metabolized by plasma cholinesterase and should be used with caution, if at all, in patients known to be or suspected of being homozygous for the atypical plasma cholinesterase gene.
- 1 vial of LIGHTHOUSE™ Succinylcholine Chloride Inj USP 20mg/ml