Succinylcholine is a muscle relaxant that relaxes almost all the muscles in the body, including the respiratory muscles. It is used during surgery or other medical interventions requiring a fast-acting relaxant and in situations where a relaxant that is effective for a short period is desirable.

Succinylcholine and the benefit of DNA analysis

The rate at which succinylcholine is processed within your body varies from one individual to another. This means that the efficacy and side effects of succinylcholine can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes. Preventive DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.

Also known as

Suxamethonium chloride, Succinocholine, Succinoylcholine, Succinylbischoline, Succinyldicholine, Suxamethonium, Anectine, Quelicin, Succinylcholine Chloride, Scoline, Sucostrin
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