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Dr. Martin Sokoll
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Pancuronium (Overview)

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


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What effect does pancuronium have on your nervous system?

What effect does pancuronium have on your nervous system?

Relaxes muscles: It is an injectable skeletal muscle relaxer. It should be used only by an anesthesia provider as it causes prolonged paralysis of muscles and will stop ones breathing. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Sokoll
32 doctors shared insights

Pancuronium (Overview)

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


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What effect does pancuronium have on your nervous system?

Relaxes muscles: It is an injectable skeletal muscle relaxer. It should be used only by an anesthesia provider as it causes prolonged paralysis of muscles and will stop ones breathing. ...Read more

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Will pancuronium cause the death of the patient if not intubated?

Will pancuronium cause the death of the patient if not intubated?

Need ventilation: Pancuronium is a medication that causes neuromuscular blockade, meaning that it stops skeletal muscle from working. The heart will beat, but the muscles that control breathing will stop. Breathing must be supported while the medication is in effect. Breathing is usually supported with a breathing tube and mechanical ventilation, but mask ventilation or an lma could support breathing too. ...Read more

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Can pancuronium cause the death of the patient if he/she is not intubated?

Can pancuronium cause the death of the patient if he/she is not intubated?

Possible, it depends: Pancuronium is a long acting paralytic that it takes a long time to reverse. After pancuronium is given, the patient is usually intubated since with pancuronium, the patient won't breath by themselves and he'll need mechanical ventilation to maintain normal oxygen levels. However, intubation is not the only way to help patients breath and other means (lma) can be used if intubation fails. ...Read more

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Will pancuronium cause the death of the patient if he/she is not intubated quickly?

Will pancuronium cause the death of the patient if he/she is not intubated quickly?

Yes: Or if someone breathes for them some other way (even cpr). Pancuronium and its sister medications were all discovered from the poisons used on poison arrows. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pavulon allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Pavulon allergy?

Pavulon: is a neuromuscular blocking agent sometimes used as an adjunct for general anesthesia. Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli(antigens), and can occur with any drug, but is typically uncommon. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild(hives) to life-threatening(anaphylaxis). ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pavulon (Definition)

Pavulon is a neuromuscular blocker which is a ...Read more