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Nimbex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cisatracurium (Nimbex)?
- What are the possible side effects of cisatracurium (Nimbex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cisatracurium (Nimbex)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving cisatracurium (Nimbex)?
- How is cisatracurium given (Nimbex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Nimbex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Nimbex)?
- What should I avoid after receiving cisatracurium (Nimbex)?
- What other drugs will affect cisatracurium (Nimbex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Nimbex)?
Since cisatracurium is usually given just for anesthesia, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose (Nimbex)?
An overdose of cisatracurium is unlikely to occur since the medication is given by a doctor. Your vital signs will be closely watched while you are under anesthesia to make sure the medication is not causing any harmful effects.
What should I avoid after receiving cisatracurium (Nimbex)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity after you recover from anesthesia.
What other drugs will affect cisatracurium (Nimbex)?
Before receiving cisatracurium, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
- seizure medication;
- heart rhythm medication such as procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl) or quinidine (Quinidex, Quinaglute);
- an antibiotic such as bacitracin (Baci-IM), colistimethate (Coly-Mycin), clindamycin (Cleocin), lincomycin (Lincocin), polymyxin (Colistin), or vancomycin (Vancocin, Vancoled);
- a tetracycline antibiotic such as Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap, demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), or minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin); or
- an aminoglycoside such as amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), neomycin (Mycifradin, Neo-Fradin, Neo-Tab), netilmicin (Netromycin), paromomycin (Humatin, Paromycin), streptomycin, or tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with cisatracurium. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about cisatracurium.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Nimbex Information
- Nimbex Drug Interactions Center: cisatracurium iv
- Nimbex Side Effects Center
- Nimbex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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