Table 3

Properties of commonly used neuromuscular agents

NameNaturePrimary excretionTime to recoveryInteractions
SuccinylcholineDepolarisingPlasma cholinesterase11 minutesAminoglycosides
PancuroniumNon-depolarising agentsRenal50 minutesRenal failure
VecuroniumLiver56 minutesMetabolic acidosis
AtracuriumHoffman degradation52 minutesHypermagnesemia
DoxacuriumRenal116 minutesInhaled anaesthetics