Volume : 2, Issue : 4, APR 2016

EFFECT OF MAGNESIUM SULPHATE ON SUCCINYLCHOLINE INDUCED FASCICULATION AND POST OPERATIVE MYALGIA

Dr. Rajesh Ursekar, Dr. Rashi Kadam, Dr. S. S. Aphale

Abstract

Succinylcholine is a short acting Depolarising muscle relaxant known to cause fasciculation and post operative myalgia. Here magnesium sulphate is used to investigate
if these effects can be reduced.
Methods: The single blind randomized clinical trial was conducted on 40 patients of ASA grade I and II. 20 Patients each were divided in two groups, one group was given magnesium sulphate and the other group was control group.
Results: The significant difference between two groups in degrees of fasciculation (p<0.001). But for post operative myalgia there was no significant difference.
Conclusion: We conclude that magnesium sulphate can be effectively used to control succinylcholine induced fasciculation

Keywords

Myalgia, Fasciculation, Depolarizing muscle relaxant.

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