Arium 50 Mg Injection 5 Ml
Atracurium is a skeletal muscle relaxant. It is also used for facilitating the intubation during surgery. It is given along with general anesthesia to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during mechanical ventilation.
How does the drug work?
Atracurium belongs to a class of drugs called nondepolarizing neuromuscular blockers. It works by blocking the action of a chemical called acetylcholine, this relaxes the smooth muscles and in turn reduces the rigidity of muscle spasms.
What are the common side effect?
The most common side effects of atracurium include blurred vision, eye pain, dizziness, dry mouth, difficulty in breathing, constipation, stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting, irregular heart rate, fever, skin rash, confusion, painful urination and trouble sleeping.
• Patients with high blood pressure, heart, kidney or liver disorders should be cautious before taking Arium.
• Inform the doctor immediately, in case of any psychiatric symptoms such as confusion, hallucinations, and delusions.
• Take precautions while driving or using heavy machinery as the drug may cause dizziness, drowsiness which are the side effects of Arium.
• Use Arium medicine with caution in hot weather as it can increase susceptibility to sun stroke.
• Consult the doctor immediately in case of breathing difficulty, painful urination, and blurred vision.
1. Does the use of atracurium cause weight gain? No, atracurium does not cause weight gain.
2. Does the use of atracurium make me drowsy? Yes, atracurium may cause drowsiness. Therefore avoid the activities that require alertness.
3. When can I stop taking the atracurium? Avoid abrupt discontinuation of the atracurium as it can worsen the condition and can be life-threatening. You can stop taking the medication with the instruction of the doctor.
4. Is atracurium safe during pregnancy? It may be unsafe to use the drug during pregnancy. However, consult the doctor in case you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant.
5. Can atracurium be given in children? No. Atracurium is not recommended in children below 18 years of age. However, consult your doctor.