Vecuronium is an intermediate duration, non‐depolarising muscle relaxant. When used during prolonged procedures, it may be given by intermittent injection, by continuous infusion or by a single very large dose at the start of anaesthesia. It may also be used to maintain relaxation after the initial use of a long‐acting agent, such as pancuronium. This study demonstrates that the effect of a dose of vecuronium used in this fashion is increased when interaction with pancuronium takes place. The clinical and theoretical implications of this observation are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Mar 1987|
- Neuromuscular relaxants; pancuronium, vecuronium
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine