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Levetiracetam

Levetiracetam (Keppra) is an oral and intravenous antiepileptic drug (AED) indicated as adjunctive therapy for partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures, and generalized...

Vecuronium

Vecuronium (Norcuron) is a nondepolarizing, aminosteroid neuromuscular junction blocker that, like rocuronium, works at the level of neuromuscular end plate’s nicotinic acetylcholine...

Neostigmine

Neostigmine is a polar acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (does NOT cross the blood-brain barrier) that is routinely used to reverse non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) like...

Cisatracurium

Cisatracurium (Nimbex) is a benzylisoquinolinium non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent (NMBA) that works similar to rocuronium/vecuronium as a competitive nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antagonist at...

Sugammadex

Sugammadex (Bridion) is an intravenous reversal agent for rocuronium and vecuronium, two aminosteroid, non-depolarizing neuromuscular junction blockers (NMJBs). It's a cyclodextrin molecule which encapsulates...

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