Neuromuscular block by suxamethonium following treatment with histamine type 2 antagonists or metoclopramide.


We have examined the effect of preoperative i.v. administration of three different histamine type 2 (H2) antagonists (cimetidine 400 mg, ranitidine 80 mg and famotidine 20 mg) or metoclopramide 10 mg i.v. on the duration of neuromuscular block produced by an intubating dose (1 mg kg-1) of suxamethonium. The study was conducted blindly in 70 post partum… (More)


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