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Posted by: shooter | 2005/12/08

suxamethonium

hi doc's say i'm allergic to this & the antidote. how deep into coma can one go & if left too long is it fatal???

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Suxamethonium chloride is a choline derivative that produces rapid and complete muscle relaxation, usually prior to some surgical procedures. It provides highly selective, non-competitive relaxation of voluntary skeletal muscles, the diaphragm, etc. IN CASES OF KNOWN HYPERSENSITIVITY USE OF THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATION. Yes, if used incorrectly, it can be fatal.

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