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What should I know about vecuronium before receiving it?

You should not receive vecuronium if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Before receiving vecuronium, tell your doctor if you have heart or kidney disease, congestive heart failure, myasthenia gravis, circulation problems or nerve-muscle disorders, such as ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), multiple sclerosis or muscular dystrophy. If you have liver disease or cirrhosis of the liver, you may be slower to regain muscle use and movement after surgery. The effects of vecuronium on pregnant or breastfeeding women are not known, so discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before starting vecuronium. Your doctor will advise additional restrictions on food, beverages or activities after receiving vecuronium. It is possible that vecuronium interacts with other medications. Talk to your doctor about all of your medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements, before receiving vecuronium.

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