Cisatracurium is used for:Providing muscle relaxation during surgery, medically assisted breathing, or insertion of a breathing tube.
Cisatracurium is a nondepolarizing skeletal muscle relaxant. It works by blocking the effects of acetylcholine, a chemical involved in muscle contraction. This relaxes muscles in the body before surgery or insertion of a breathing tube.Do NOT use cisatracurium if:you are allergic to any ingredient in cisatracuriumContact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using cisatracurium: Some medical conditions may interact with cisatracurium. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feedingif you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplementif you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substancesif you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to other neuromuscular blocking agents (eg, succinylcholine)if you have muscle weakness or partial paralysis on one side of the body, partial paralysis affecting the lower limbs, a neuromuscular problem (eg, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, myasthenia gravis), a blood electrolyte problem, an acid-base problem, tissue wasting, or burnsif you are debilitated
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with cisatracurium. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:Aminoglycoside (eg, gentamicin), bacitracin, clindamycin/lincomycin, colistin, cyclosporine, lithium, local anesthetics (eg, lidocaine), magnesium salts (eg, magnesium sulfate), polymyxins, polypeptide antibiotics (eg, actinomycin), procainamide, quinidine, quinine, sodium colistimethate, tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline), trimethaphan, or verapamil because they may increase the actions and risk of cisatracurium's side effectsCarbamazepine, inhaled general anesthetics (eg, halothane), phenytoin, or theophyllines (eg, aminophylline) because they may decrease cisatracurium's effectivenessThis may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur.
Ask your health care provider if cisatracurium may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.