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International Journal of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis

The cisatracurium besilate – A short review

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Author Details: Akshaya N. Shetti, Manju Jha Kashyap, Pachipala Amaresh, Rachita G. Mustilwar

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-2797

Print ISSN : 2394-2789

Article First Page : 98

Article End Page : 100


Various neuromuscular blocking agents are used in the routine anesthesia practice. Cisatracurium besilate is a nondepolarising neuromuscular blocking agent which has an intermediate duration of action. Due to the high molecular weight and high polarity the volume of distribution is low. Cisatracurium besilate undergoes Hofmann elimination which makes this as a drug of choice in organ failure patients.

Keywords: Cisatracurium, Neuromuscular blocking agent, Nondepolarizing.