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Cisatracurium - Intravenous - Patient Medicine Information

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> How do I use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
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> What side effects could I experience?
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> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Cisatracurium is used together with other medicines to block pain and sensation in surgery.

How do I use this medicine?

Cisatracurium injection is to be given intravenously (into the vein). It is delivered directly into the bloodstream via the blood vessel.

Your doctor or nurse will administer this medicine to you.

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not give Cisatracurium to premature infants unless instructed to do so by the doctor.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have a muscle weakness disorder called myasthenia gravis or burn injury.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What side effects could I experience?

Some side effects of Cisatracurium may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:

- very slow heartbeat
- low blood pressure
- difficulty breathing

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- medicine to block pain and sensation e.g. ketamine, halothane, isoflurane
- antibiotics e.g. lincomycin, clindamycin, vancomycin
- medicines for heart disease e.g. quinidine, propranolol
- diuretics (water pills) e.g. acetazolamide, furosemide
- lithium (medicine for mood disorder)
- phenytoin (medicine for seizure or fits)
- donepezil (medicine for Alzheimer's disease)

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Cisatracurium.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid Alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in the refrigerator, between 2-8°C. Do not allow to freeze. If frozen, this medicine will become ineffective and should not be used.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Cisatracurium - Intravenous and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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