roc vs. sux?

27 Feb

quick review of some basics numbers for your common intubation paralytics, cribbed from a couple 2011 Annals articles/comments:

succinylcholine

  • typical dose: 1.5 mg/kg
  • time of onset: 45 sec
  • duration of muscle relaxation: 6-10 min
  • risk profile: hyperkalemia, malignant hyperthermia (rare)

rocuronium:

  • time of onset (at 1mg/kg dose): 60 sec
  • time of onset (at 1.2 mg/kg dose): 40 sec
  • duration of action: 25-60 min

References: article 1, article 2; picture

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