Does succinylcholine cause histamine release?
People also ask, what drugs cause histamine release?
Anaesthetic drugs that release histamine directly include atracurium, mivacurium, morphine and meperidine.
One may also ask, which muscle relaxants cause histamine release? Succinylcholine is a known trigger of malignant hyperthermia and can also cause hyperkalemia, postoperative muscle pain, and cardiac arrhythmias. Nondepolarizing drugs that cause histamine release (atracurium) or have sympathomimetic properties (pancuronium) can cause bronchospasms and tachycardia.
Also question is, does vecuronium cause histamine release?
Vecuronium rarely produces significant release of endogenous histamine.
What are the side effects of succinylcholine?
Common side effects of succinylcholine include:
- Jaw rigidity.
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Muscle fasciculation which may result in postoperative pain.
- Muscle relaxation resulting in respiratory depression to the point of breathing cessation (apnea)
- Respiratory depression.
- Salivary gland enlargement.