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Suxamethonium
Essential medicine status
General description
Suxamethonium is a depolarising neuromuscular blocker used for brief muscular paralysis in anaesthesia.
INN
Suxamethonium chloride
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Muscle relaxants
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Section
Muscle relaxants (peripherally-acting) and cholinesterase inhibitors
  • Parenteral > General injections > IV: 50 mg per mL in 2 mL ampoule (suxamethonium chloride); powder for injection (suxamethonium chloride) in vial
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