Active Ingredient(s): Atracurium
FDA Approved: * November 23, 1983
Pharm Company: * HOSPIRA
Category: Muscle Relaxer

Atracurium besilate, also known as atracurium besylate, is a medication used in addition to other medications to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or mechanical ventilation.[1] It can also be used to help with endotracheal intubation but suxamethonium (succinylcholine) is generally preferred if this needs to be done quickly.[1] It is given by injection into a vein.[1] Effects are greatest at about 4 minutes and last for up to an ... [wikipedia]

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