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vecuronium (cont.)

What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving vecuronium (Vecuronium Bromide)?

You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to vecuronium.

Before receiving vecuronium, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

  • myasthenia gravis;
  • cirrhosis or other liver disease;
  • a history of kidney disease;
  • heart disease or congestive heart failure;
  • problems with circulation; or
  • a nerve-muscle disorder such as ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), MS (multiple sclerosis), or muscular dystrophy.

If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to receive vecuronium, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.

FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Before receiving vecuronium, tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is vecuronium given (Vecuronium Bromide)?

Vecuronium is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein or muscle. You will receive this injection in a hospital or surgical setting.

Your caregivers will monitor your heart function, blood pressure, and breathing while you are under the effects of vecuronium.

It may take you longer to recover from the effects of vecuronium if you have cirrhosis or other liver disease.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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