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Quelicin (Succinylcholine Chloride) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions



Adverse reactions to succinylcholine consist primarily of an extension of its pharmacological actions. Succinylcholine causes profound muscle relaxation resulting in respiratory depression to the point of apnea; this effect may be prolonged. Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, may occur in rare instances. The following additional adverse reactions have been reported: cardiac arrest, malignant hyperthermia, arrhythmias, bradycardia, tachycardia, hypertension, hypotension, hyperkalemia, prolonged respiratory depression or apnea, increased intraocular pressure, muscle fasciculation, jaw rigidity, postoperative muscle pain, rhabdomyolysis with possible myoglobinuric acute renal failure, excessive salivation, and rash.

There have been post-marketing reports of severe allergic reactions (anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions) associated with use of neuromuscular blocking agents, including succinylcholine. These reactions, in some cases, have been life threatening and fatal. Because these reactions were reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not possible to reliably estimate their frequency (See WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS ).


Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Quelicin. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Quelicin side effects / adverse reactions in 3 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Canada on 2011-12-09

Patient: 3 year old female weighing 18.0 kg (39.6 pounds)

Reactions: Arthropathy, Rhabdomyolysis, Gait Disturbance

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

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Other drugs received by patient: Prevacid; Ventolin; Qvar 40

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Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2014-06-05

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