The History Of Sux, The World’s Most Discrete Murder Weapon
Hi there. This is an interesting read on suxamethonium!
But are we so surprised that sux is so deadly? Its got its issues, thats for sure. Like most other drugs . The FDA this week approved sugammadex , the reversal agent for rocuronium. Which made twitter explode with the endless debate over sux vs roc ( sux sucks, roc rocks etc etc blah blah)
— Anesthesiology News (@anesthesianews) December 16, 2015
Yesterday on twitter, it was brought up that sux is still useful for laryngospasm. Thats true. But rocuronium with sugammadex is better, just sadly more expensive for now. Prices should drop over time.
— Charlotte Davies (@OneLongPlait) December 17, 2015
Anyway more research today I found this interesting article on sux related cardiac arrest
And you must read this excellent Pro/Con debate on suxamethonium in paediatric anaesthesia
I agree with the Con side of this debate but its good to understand the issues encompassing the role of sux in anaesthesia and emergency medicine