Saturday, August 22, 2015

Q: Which of the following Neuro-muscular blockade should be avoided in cocaine overdose?

A) cisatracurium
B) succinylcholine
C) vecuronium
D) pancuronium
E) atracurium

Answer: B

Succinylcholine can prolong the effects of cocaine and is usually advised not be used in Rapid sequence intubation, if required. Rocuronium is preferred. It is not a absolute but a relative contraindication.

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