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SUCCINYLCHOLINE (Anectine)

Name/Class: SUCCINYLCHOLINE (Anectine)/Depolarizing Neuromuscular Blocker
Description: Succinylcholine is an ultra–short-acting depolarizing neuromuscular blocker.

Indications: Facilitated endotracheal intubation.

Contraindications: Family history of malignant hyperthermia, penetrating eye injury, narrow-angle glaucoma. Hyperkalemia, Crush Injury, burns over 24 hours.

Precautions: Severe burns; spinal cord injury;

Dosage/Route: 1 to 1.5 mg/kg IV/IM.

Pedi: 1 to 2 mg/kg IV/IM.

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