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Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Atracurium (Overview)

Atracurium is a neuromuscular blocker which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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When is atracurium used?

When is atracurium used?

Renal failure/insuff: Atracurium is a muscle relaxant which is not dependent on kidney for elimination. So we use it for patients with poor kidney function or failure. ...Read more

Dr. Fred McCurdy
33 doctors shared insights

Atracurium (Overview)

Atracurium is a neuromuscular blocker which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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When is atracurium used?

Renal failure/insuff: Atracurium is a muscle relaxant which is not dependent on kidney for elimination. So we use it for patients with poor kidney function or failure. ...Read more

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Why atracurium is used in both hepatic and renal failure patients?

Why atracurium is used in both hepatic and renal failure patients?

Atracurium use: The reason atracurium can be used in hepatic and renal failure patients is because the breakdown process is not dependent on kidney are liver function. The drug is broken down through a process called the hoffman eleimination that is independent of organ activity. However, the main metabolite is laudanosine and it can acumulate in elderly renal and liver failure patients. ...Read more

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Why is atracurium used for both hepatic and renal failure patients?

Metabolism: Atracurium is a non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocker. It is metabolized via a process called Hoffmann elimination (ester hydrolysis which is independent of renal, hepatic or enzymatic function). Since you don't need the liver or kidney to metabolize the drug, it is a paralytic often used for patients with renal and/or hepatic failure. ...Read more

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Why atracurium is used in both patients with hepatic and renal failure?

Why atracurium is used in both patients with hepatic and renal failure?

Elimination mechani: Atracurium is not dependent on liver or kidneys for elimination, so it wears off normally in these patients. ...Read more

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Can haemodialysis correct metabolic acidosis in renal failure patient?

Can haemodialysis correct metabolic acidosis in renal failure patient?

Renal Replacement Th: Dialysis is one of the treatments for metabolic acidosis. Depending on the cause as well as the other medical problems and type of the acidosis, correcting the inciting problem is the first step dialysis may or may not be needed. ...Read more

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How effective is furosemide (Lasix) for treating acute renal failure?

How effective is furosemide (Lasix) for treating acute renal failure?

Lasix (furosemide) and ARF: It really depends upon the cause for ARF. Lasix (furosemide) is however, still the mainstay of therapy in re-establishing urine flow during the recovery phase from an acute renal injury. ...Read more

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Renal infarction kidney, how long is the recovery?

Renal infarction kidney, how long is the recovery?

Depends : Hard to answer because it depends on the cause, how severe, and how much kidney was affected. Infarction means tissue death, so the amount of kidney infarcted is lost. If only a small area 20% of one kidney, there is not likely to be much harm. The more kidney affected, especially is due to a systemic diseases i.e. Massive shock and low blood pressure--it may be significant. ...Read more

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Will contrast isovue cause kidney damage, kidneys failure?

Will contrast isovue cause kidney damage, kidneys failure?

It can: All idodinated contrast agents used for radiographs can cause kidney injury. The risk is proportional to your level of renal function and they should be avoided if kidney function is impaired. If it is absolutely necessary to use them special preparations to reduce the risk can be taken. ...Read more

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Can azactam (aztreonam) injection cause decreased renal function in elderly?

Can azactam (aztreonam) injection cause decreased renal function in elderly?

Yes, but minor: This is not a major risk but it can cause some elevation in serum creatinine. If it is being used in someone with preexisting kidney disease then the dose needs to be lowered for treatment. ...Read more

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Is renal scan safe?

Is renal scan safe?

Safety...: A renal scan is relatively safe. It does subject you to a small amount of radiation but the benefits of performing the scan should outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Can Glutathione IV damage kidney?

Can Glutathione IV damage kidney?

Why take it.: Taking gluthathione IV is not going to do you any good, other than lighten your wallet, so why do it? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How effective is bumetanide for treating acute renal failure?

How effective is bumetanide for treating acute renal failure?

Bumetanide: Where Lasix (furosemide) has failed bumetanide may succeed according to some peer reviewed publications. It has however, been less studied than Lasix (furosemide) in treating acute renal failure patients. ...Read more

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Why is chlordiazepoxides, diazepam, clofibrate, barbiturates contraindicated in renal failure?

Why is chlordiazepoxides, diazepam, clofibrate, barbiturates contraindicated in renal failure?

Impaired elimination: All drugs that are taken are eventually metabolized and eliminated from the body. Although liver enzymes perform the bulk of metabolizing of these agents, elimination of the drug and their metabolites relies, to varying degrees, on the kidney. If the kidneys are failing, elimination is impaired, and a toxic buildup of the drug and/or its metabolites is possible. ...Read more

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What is acute renal failure?

What is acute renal failure?

Acute renal failure: This is when your kidneys abruptly stop working or greatly slow down in their ability to clean the blood of things that you body does not need..Many substances normally removed by the kidney are potentially harmful if they build up in your blood. Examples of this are too much acid, potentially harmful byproducts of drugs you are taking, and the end products of protein metabolism. ...Read more

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Why flomax (tamsulosin) is used in kidney stones patients?

Why flomax (tamsulosin) is used in kidney stones patients?

Ureter: Because it causes the smooth muscle of the ureter to relax,making it easier for stone to pass if it is not too big. ...Read more

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What is mivacurium chloride?

What is mivacurium chloride?

Muscle relaxant: this is a type of short acting muscle paralyzing agent given with a GA to facilitate the surgical procedure. ...Read more

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How effective is dialysis for treating acute renal failure?

How effective is dialysis for treating acute renal failure?

Treating ARF: When used correctly and the underlying reason is also treated correctly, you cannot beat the combination of medical management of ARF along with prudent dialysis. ...Read more

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How is Penicillamine used to treat existing kidney stones?

How is Penicillamine used to treat existing kidney stones?

Not all types: Cystine stones combines with pencillamine form more solble compound allows to get dissolved and help to excreate in urins . ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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