Which medications in the drug class Neuromuscular Blockers, Nondepolarizing are used in the treatment of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?

Updated: Dec 04, 2019
  • Author: Rohit Shahani, MD, MS, MCh; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Neuromuscular Blockers, Nondepolarizing

Nondepolarizing neuromuscular blockers are used in combination with a sedative as part of the rapid-sequence intubation process.

Pancuronium

Vecuronium may increase myocardial oxygen demand. It is used to facilitate endotracheal intubation and provide neuromuscular relaxation during intubation and mechanical ventilation. It is given as an adjunct to a sedative or hypnotic agent.

Vecuronium

Vecuronium may cause bradycardia in association with opioids. It is used to facilitate endotracheal intubation and provide neuromuscular relaxation during intubation and mechanical ventilation. It is given as an adjunct to a sedative or hypnotic agent.

Rocuronium (Zemuron)

Rocuronium may cause tachycardia. It is used to facilitate endotracheal intubation and provide neuromuscular relaxation during intubation and mechanical ventilation. It is given as an adjunct to a sedative or hypnotic agent.

Atracurium

Atracurium is not considered suitable for operations of long duration. It can cause hypotension secondary to histamine release. It is used to facilitate endotracheal intubation and provide neuromuscular relaxation during intubation and mechanical ventilation. It is given as an adjunct to a sedative or hypnotic agent.


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