Who should not take SUCCINYLCHOLINE CHLORIDE?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • an infection
  • cancer or malignancy
  • systemic mastocytosis
  • eye surgery
  • myxedema
  • low amount of calcium in the blood
  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • inadequate amount of cholinesterase enzyme
  • anemia
  • myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • increased pressure in the eye
  • closed angle glaucoma
  • glaucoma, an increased pressure in the eye
  • slow heartbeat
  • failure of the heart to maintain adequate circulation
  • severe liver disease
  • decreased kidney function
  • muscle spasm
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • fever
  • a broken bone
  • eye injury
  • burns
  • severe burn
  • major traumatic injury
  • poisoning by the heart medication digitalis
  • a condition with high fevers and muscle contractions called malignant hyperthermia
  • susceptible to breathing fluid into lungs
  • muscular dystrophy

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