SUCCINYLCHOLINE CHLORIDE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • increased pressure in the eye

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • muscle stiffness
  • muscle pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • slow heartbeat
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • low blood pressure
  • fast heartbeat

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • excessive saliva production

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • high blood pressure
  • complete stoppage of the heart
  • decreased lung function
  • bronchospasm
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • itching
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • muscle twitching
  • a skin rash
  • visible water retention
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • blood circulation failure due to serious heart condition
  • apnea, a breathing interruption
  • the presence of myoglobin protein in the urine
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a condition with high fevers and muscle contractions called malignant hyperthermia

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • lockjaw

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