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Why atracurium is used in both hepatic and renal failure patients?
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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