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Dr. David Caro
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Succinylcholine (Overview)

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


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What are the effects of administering succinylcholine?

What are the effects of administering succinylcholine?

Succ side effects: The effects of succinylcholine include whole body relaxation and paralysis used generally to calm combative or delirious patients who need to have a breathing tube placed for control of their airway or to undergo an operation. It can cause increased potassium from muscle spasm and twitching and can cause malignant hyperthermia rarely but this is very serious. Overall, it has a limited amt of uses. ...Read more

Dr. David Caro
119 doctors shared insights

Succinylcholine (Overview)

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


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Would you use succinylcholine for a arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

Would you use succinylcholine for a arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

No i would not,: Succinylcholine is associated with too many side effects, some bothersome some lethal, and is too short acting. There are other better muscle relaxants available if necessary. ...Read more

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Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Not normally: Not normally. Most extractions under IV sedation do not require intubation. Even if intubation is required in select cases, there are other medications that can be used to accomplish this safely. ...Read more

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I was curious as to a hypothetical situation of the side effects/symptoms of the succinylcholine chloride injection administered orally.

I was curious as to a hypothetical situation of the side effects/symptoms of the succinylcholine chloride injection administered orally.

Dangerous: This is a very potent drug that is given intravenously only. Using it orally there is some possibility of it being absorbed through your mucus membranes. It is really playing with danger to attempt oral administration. Death is one side effect. ...Read more

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What are things to know about succinylcholine?

Don't try at home.: Sux is a rapid acting short duration paralytic agent. Patient remains conscious but cannot move or breathe. Somewhat inhumane to use it without other agents. ...Read more

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What are the effects of administering succinylcholine?

Succ side effects: The effects of succinylcholine include whole body relaxation and paralysis used generally to calm combative or delirious patients who need to have a breathing tube placed for control of their airway or to undergo an operation. It can cause increased potassium from muscle spasm and twitching and can cause malignant hyperthermia rarely but this is very serious. Overall, it has a limited amt of uses. ...Read more

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Can succinylcholine kill you?

Can succinylcholine kill you?

Succinylcholine: Yes, succinylcholine without proper supervision and airway support can be deadly. Succinylcholine causes a temporary irreversibel binding of your muscles that relax the muscles including the respiratory muscles and can lead to death by lack of oxygen if a proper airway is not established and the patient is not supported with assisted breathing, it lasts 6-8 minutes but is very potent. ...Read more

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Hi, I need a medical bracelet for being allergic to succinylcholine. What sort of information should I have engraved when I order my bracelet? Thx!

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I need a medical bracelet for being allergic to succinylcholine. What sort of information should I have engraved when I order my bracelet?

Thx!

Just list it.: Your anesthesia would know what to do if you list it as an allergy even though it is an idiosyncratic reaction particular to you and many family members. ...Read more

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Can etomidate and succinylcholine cause a positive etoh?

Can etomidate and succinylcholine cause a positive etoh?

Maybe: I am not aware of this. Etomidate comes in a 35% solution with propylene glycol which might give a false positive depending on the assay method, but this would not last long, would not likely be high and there would not likely be any concern of etoh intake around the time of etomidate or succ use. ...Read more