Suxamethonium Chloride (AstraZeneca) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) suxamethonium. On this page you will find out more about Suxamethonium Chloride (AstraZeneca), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: suxamethonium
Information for medicine and pack size:
Suxamethonium Chloride (AstraZeneca) 100 mg/2 mL injection solution, 50 x 2 mL ampoules
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
For the production of skeletal muscle relaxation in anaesthesia. Suited for procedures requiring only brief relaxation such as endotracheal intubation, endoscopic examinations, orthopaedic manipulations, short surgical procedures and electro-convulsive therapy.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clear colourless solution|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
2mL x 50: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Do not Freeze,Refrigerate|
|Life time||15 Months|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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