Atracurium Besylate

API- Atracurium Besylate

Packaging- Injection form

Strength- 25mg in 2.5ml

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Atracurium Besylate is used, as an adjunct to general anaesthesia, to facilitate endotracheal intubation and to offer skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or mechanical ventilation. The drug atracurium besylate can be used most advantageously if muscle twitch response to peripheral nerve stimulation is monitored.

Dosage and Side Effects

The standard dose of atracurium besylate injection should be administered intravenously. The atracurium besilate should not be given intramuscularly. Intramuscular administration may be responsible for tissue irritation.

The most commonly reported side effects of atracurium include flushing of the skin and low blood pressure.

Warning and Precautions

  • Should avoid the use of atracurium in patients with known hypersensitivity to it.
  • The atracurium besilate injection should not be used before unconsciousness has been induced.
  • Atracurium injection must not be mixed in the same syringe, or administered simultaneously through the same needle, with alkaline solutions (e.g., barbiturate solutions).
  • Should not use atracurium ampoule during pregnancy.
    Appropriate caution should be imposed when atracurium injection is administered to nursing women.


From which class of drug Atracurium Besylate belongs?

Atracurium Besylate specifically belongs to the class of drugs named neuromuscular-blocker. 

What is the mechanism of action of atracurium besylate?

It is a neuromuscular-blocker family of drugs and is of the non-depolarizing type. The drug atracurium’s mechanism of action depends on inhibition of the action of acetylcholine on the skeletal muscles. 

How should atracurium besylate be administered?

The recommended dose of atracurium should be administered by injection into a vein.

Is atracurium generic brand available in India?


From where can I buy Atracurium Besylate?

You can buy atracurium besylate from any authorized whole-seller after getting a prescription from a qualified doctor. It is always better to check the credential of the whole-seller/supplier/exporter before buying the product.

The buyer should check the existing law in their home country before importing the product.