mivacurium


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mivacurium

Anesthesiology A short-acting nondepolarizing muscle relaxing anesthetic, a congener of atracurium. See Atracurium, Muscle relaxant, Nondepolarizing agent. Cf Depolarizing agent.

mivacurium

A non-depolarizing muscle-relaxant drug used by anaesthetists. The drug acts withing 3–4 minutes and its effect lasts for about 15 minutes. Mivacurium is rapidly broken down by CHOLINESTERASE in the blood. A brand name is Mivacron.
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* Suxamethonium and mivacurium for intubation should not be used in patients with OPP, and alternative muscle relaxants should be considered.
Randomized double-blinded comparison of fentanyl, mivacurium or placebo to facilitate laryngeal mask airway insertion.
Table One: Sample list of neuromuscular blocking agents available in Canada Generic Name Common Trade Name atracurium Tracrium cisatracurium Nimbex mivacurium Mivacron pancuronium Pavulon succinylcholine ([dagger]) Quelicin ([dagger]) tubocurarine Tubarine vecuronium Norcuron ([dagger]) Depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent.
The Chemistry Unit quickly developed and validated a method for mivacurium analysis.
The infusion rate of mivacurium and spontaneous neuromuscular recovery in magnesium-treated parturients.
For both periods, the usage of NMBA (succinylcholine, mivacurium, atracurium, cis-atracurium, vecuronium and rocuronium), reversal agents (neostigmine, glycopyrrolate, atropine and sugammadex) and associated costs as well as descriptors of the case mix for each month (including patient age, gender, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status, urgency of operation, surgical specialty, times of surgery, anaesthesia and PACU stay, time from surgery to discharge) were documented.
Other agents include cistracurium, doxacurium and mivacurium, all of which have onsets within a few minutes and can last for about an hour.
Prolonged post-succinylcholine (SC)1 apnea is an uncommon but serious adverse event that follows administration of SC or mivacurium, with an incidence estimated at 1 per 1800 anaesthetic cases (1).
Maintenance of muscle relaxation was facilitated by 0.1 mg [kg.sup.-1] mivacurium. Ventilation was adjusted to keep end-tidal [CO.sub.2] at 35 mmHg.
[6] Furthermore, when compared with Mivacurium and Suxamethonium both Rocuronium and Mivacurium were found to be good alternative for Suxamethonium.
The conclusions were that neither vecuronium 0.07 mg/kg (5) nor mivacurium 0.08 mg/kg (6) were as effective as succinylcholine.
Rocuronium has been evaluated previously as a precurarisation agent; it demonstrates superior effectiveness compared with d-tubocurarine, vecuronium, atracurium and mivacurium in preventing fasciculations and post-succinylcholine myalgias.