A very small dose of suxamethonium relieves laryngospasm

Anaesthesia. 1993 Mar;48(3):229-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.1993.tb06908.x.


Intravenous suxamethonium, in a dose as small as 0.1 mg.kg-1, has been found to be reliable in the treatment of laryngeal spasm. Three episodes of vocal cord spasm observed during direct laryngoscopy were relieved by this dose of suxamethonium.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Complications / drug therapy*
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Laryngismus / drug therapy*
  • Laryngismus / etiology
  • Male
  • Succinylcholine / administration & dosage*


  • Succinylcholine