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Cisatracurium injection

What arese cisatracurium injection?

CISATRACURIUM (Nimbex®) is a muscle relaxant. It relaxes muscles in patients who are having surgery or in patients who are on breathing machines (ventilators). Generic cisatracurium is not yet available.

What should my health care professional know before I receive cisatracurium?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • dehydration

  • fever

  • muscle weakness

  • other chronic illness

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to cisatracurium, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Cisatracurium is for injection or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What drug(s) may interact with cisatracurium?

  • capreomycin

  • carbamazepine

  • certain antibiotics given by injection

  • cisplatin

  • colistimethate (colistin)

  • magnesium salts

  • lidocaine

  • lithium

  • phenytoin

  • polymyxin B

  • procainamide

  • quinidine

  • succinylcholine

  • tetracyclines

  • water pills

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What should I watch for while taking cisatracurium?

You will be carefully monitored for side effects while you receive cisatracurium, and for some time afterwards.

What side effects may I notice from receiving cisatracurium?

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • dizziness or lightheadedness

  • fever

  • pain, redness, swelling or irritation at the injection site

  • slow heartbeat

  • shortness of breath, wheezing

  • unusual muscle weakness or tiredness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • flushing (reddening of skin)

  • skin rash

Where can I keep my medicine?

This does not apply.