Atracurium Besilate is used together with medicines to block pain and sensation in surgery.
Atracurium Besilate is injected into the veins.
A doctor or nurse will administer this medicine to you.
Inform your doctor if you have:
- muscle weakness disorder
- carcinomatosis (a type of cancer)
- history of allergy or asthma
- heart disease
- recent burn injury
- liver disease
- kidney disease
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Atracurium Besilate may cause swelling ang redness at the site of injection.
Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
- seizures (fits)
- difficulty in breathing
- fast heart beat
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
- antibiotics e.g. lincomycin, clindamycin,vancomycin
- medicines for heart disease e.g. lidocaine, quinidine, propranolol
- water pill e.g. furosemide, acetazolamide, thiazide
- magnesium sulfate (medicine for constipation)
- ketamine (medicine to block pain and sensation)
- lithium (medicine for mood disorder)
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Atracurium Besilate.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicine, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
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.