Sugammadex (By injection)
Used to reverse the effects of muscle relaxers given during surgery.
BridionThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to sugammadex.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
- Some medicines can affect how sugammadex works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:
- Birth control (including pills, rings, implants and other devices) may not work while you use this medicine. You must use a second form of birth control, such as a condom, a diaphragm, or contraceptive foam or jelly, for up to 7 days after your last treatment.
- Blood thinner (including heparin, warfarin)
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, anemia, or a history of bleeding problems.
- This medicine may cause an increased risk of bleeding problems.
- Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Slow or uneven heartbeat
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Last Updated: 1/4/2018