SucostrinActive Ingredient(s): Succinylcholine
FDA Approved: * April 24, 1953
Pharm Company: * APOTHECON
Category: Muscle Relaxer
Suxamethonium chloride, also known as suxamethonium or succinylcholine, or simply sux by medical abbreviation, is a medication used to cause short-term paralysis as part of general anesthesia. This is done to help with tracheal intubation or electroconvulsive therapy. It is given either by injection into a vein or muscle. When used in a vein onset of action is generally within one minute and effects last for up to 10 minutes.[4&... [wikipedia]* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.