ATC codes: M03AC03
Skeletal muscle relaxants [neuromuscular blocking agents] ICD11 code: XM1638330014
Parenteral > General injections > IV: 10 mg in vial powder for injection (vecuronium bromide)
EML status history
Also recommended for children
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee noted that alcuronium was an older drug that had largely been superseded by other non-depolarizing muscle relaxants. Alternatives to this include vecuronium (in the Complementary List) and atracurium. The Subcommittee decided to retain vecuronium, with a square box listing with selection based on availability and relative cost. The Subcommittee decided not to list alcuronium.