What arese cisatracurium injection?
CISATRACURIUM (Nimbex®) is a muscle relaxant. It relaxes muscles in patients who are having surgery or in patients who are on breathing machines (ventilators). Generic cisatracurium is not yet available.
What should my health care professional know before I receive cisatracurium?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
other chronic illness
an unusual or allergic reaction to cisatracurium, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
Cisatracurium is for injection or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
What drug(s) may interact with cisatracurium?
certain antibiotics given by injection
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What should I watch for while taking cisatracurium?
You will be carefully monitored for side effects while you receive cisatracurium, and for some time afterwards.
What side effects may I notice from receiving cisatracurium?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
dizziness or lightheadedness
pain, redness, swelling or irritation at the injection site
shortness of breath, wheezing
unusual muscle weakness or tiredness
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
flushing (reddening of skin)
Where can I keep my medicine?
This does not apply.