Succinylcholine SUX

  • Facts:
    Depolarizing neuromuscular blocker
    Rapid onset (45-60 secs) and offset (6-10 mins)
  • Complications:
    Life -threatening hyperkalemia
  • Indications:
    Rapid sequence intubation
  • Notes:
    Do not give to burn and crash injury patients, kids (undiagnosed myopathy), patients with demyelinating syndromes (eg. Guillain-Barre syndrome ), and patients with tumor lysis syndrome

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July 27th 2010