After preoxygenation of 3 min, anesthesia was induced with 100 mg propofol and muscle relaxation for endotracheal (ET) intubation was facilitated by 75 mg suxamethonium
22] found the combination of fentanyl, atropine and suxamethonium
to be the most common, followed by morphine, atropine and suxamethonium
Rocuronium Bromide a non-depolarizing muscle relaxant (NDMR) as an alternative to Suxamethonium
chloride, a depolarizing muscle relaxant (DMR) for the purpose of intubation of trachea with emphasis on onset of time for muscle relaxation, duration of action, hemodynamic changes and complications if any.
However, the onset time of atracurium is slower than suxamethonium
and some other non-depolarization muscular relaxants.
Effect of suxamethonium
vs rocuronium on onset of oxygen desaturation during apnoea following rapid sequence induction.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, said that the drug also known as Suxamethonium
chloride has been used as a paralyzing agent for executions by lethal injection.
Succinylcholine, also known as suxamethonium
, is used to induce muscle relaxation and is favoured by anaesthetists and emergency doctors because it quickly takes effect.
Dad-of-two Stephen Parkins, 43, suffered a fatal heart attack within minutes of being wrongly injected with Suxamethonium
at Birmingham Heartlands.
Stephen's parents Pauline, aged 65, and Stephen, 65, of Chelmsley Wood, discovered the doctor used a musclerelaxing drug called suxamethonium
, which should not have been on the ward, instead of lignocaine.
The patient was given bag and mask ventilation, paralysed with suxamethonium
Comparison of IV glycopyrrolate and atropine in the prevention of bradycardia and arrythmias following repeated doses of suxamethonium