GENERIC NAME: VECURONIUM BROMIDE - INJECTION (veh-kyou-ROW-nee-um)
BRAND NAME(S): Norcuron
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by vein (IV injection or continuous infusion),under the supervision of a doctor. Your response will be monitored continuously during treatment. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Learn all mixing, dilution and administration/usage instructions in the product package. Follow all recommended safety precautions. Consult the pharmacist if you are unclear about any of the information. The liquid should be checked visually for particles or discoloration before use. If present, discard the liquid. Make sure needles and medical supplies are stored safely and disposed of properly.
SIDE EFFECTS: Redness at the injection site may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, notify the doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects: prolonged muscle weakness, unusually fast or slow heart rate, dizziness, fever. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact the patient's doctor.
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