Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 188–191

Effect of landiolol hydrochloride on suxamethonium-induced neuromuscular block

  • Takahiro Suzuki
  • Mayu Aono
  • Tomomi Isaka
  • Eri Miyake
  • Naoko Fukano
  • Shigeru Saeki
  • Setsuro Ogawa
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00540-008-0727-y

Cite this article as:
Suzuki, T., Aono, M., Isaka, T. et al. J Anesth (2009) 23: 188. doi:10.1007/s00540-008-0727-y

Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of landiolol hydrochloride, an ultrashort-acting β1-blocker, on suxamethonium-induced neuromuscular block.

Methods

Thirty patients were randomly allocated to receive a loading dose of landiolol, 0.125 mg·kg−1·min−1 for 1 min, followed by an infusion at 0.04 mg·kg−1·min−1, or placebo. Twenty minutes after the infusion of landiolol or placebo, suxamethonium 1 mg·kg−1 was administered during propofolfentanyl-nitrous oxide anesthesia. Neuromuscular block was monitored by train-of-four (TOF) responses of the adductor pollicis muscle, applying acceleromyographic stimuli to the ulnar nerve.

Results

The onset of neuromuscular block did not differ between the groups. The time from administration of suxamethonium to spontaneous recovery to the first twitch of TOF (T1) of control was significantly longer in the landiolol group (mean [SD]; 12.2 [2.5] min), when compared with the control group (9.8 [2.6] min). However, the TOF ratios measured when the T1 had spontaneously recovered to 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 90%, and 100% of control was comparable between the groups.

Conclusion

Landiolol delayed recovery from suxamethonium-induced paralysis. However, the interaction between the drugs seemed to be small in the clinical setting.

Key words

Landiolol β-blocker Acceleromyography Neuromuscular blockade Suxamethonium 

Copyright information

© Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takahiro Suzuki
    • 1
  • Mayu Aono
    • 1
  • Tomomi Isaka
    • 1
  • Eri Miyake
    • 1
  • Naoko Fukano
    • 1
  • Shigeru Saeki
    • 1
  • Setsuro Ogawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologySurugadai Nihon University HospitalTokyoJapan

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