What is Anectine?

Anectine is the brand name of a drug called succinylcholine chloride, which is a prescription muscle relaxant used in a hospital while a person is under general anesthesia during surgery, is on a ventilator, or needs to have a tube inserted into their trachea or windpipe. Anectine keeps your muscles from contracting and paralyzes your facial muscles and the muscles you use to move and breathe. It is administered by a health professional intravenously, which means it is slowly injected through a thin tube attached to a needle that is inserted into your vein.

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