Cisatracurium is used to relax the muscles. It works by blocking the signals between your nerves and your muscles. Cisatracurium is given before general anesthesia in preparing you for surgery. Cisatracurium helps keep your body still during surgery. It also relaxes your throat so a breathing tube can be more easily inserted before the surgery. Cisatracurium may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cisatracurium is a nondepolarizing skeletal muscle relaxant that is mainly used during on patients surgery, medically assisted breathing or insertion of a breathing tube. Cisatracurium works by facilitating blockage of the effects caused by acetylcholine, a chemical that is used for muscle contraction in a patient. In other words, Cisatracurium is a relaxant drug.