Anectine has been associated with rapid muscle breakdown resulting in life-threatening heart rhythms, cardiac arrest, and death in children. Male children younger than 8 years of age seem to be at a higher risk, but cases have also been reported in adolescents. Because it is hard to determine which children may be at risk, Anectine should only be used in an emergency situation.
Relaxing muscles during surgery or when using a breathing machine (ventilator). It is also used to induce anesthesia or when a tube must be inserted in the windpipe. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Anectine is a depolarizing muscle relaxant. It works by keeping muscles from contracting, which causes paralysis of the muscles in the face and those used to breathe and move.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Anectine . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Anectine . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Anectine 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.
Use Anectine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Anectine .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Increased saliva; muscle pain following surgery; muscle twitching.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; fast breathing; fast or slow heartbeat; high body temperature; increased pressure in the eye; pauses in breathing; pounding in the chest; slowed breathing; tightening of jaw or other muscles.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include muscle weakness; slowed breathing or pauses in breathing.Proper storage of Anectine :
Anectine is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Anectine at home, store Anectine as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Anectine out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Anectine . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.