Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Consumer    Professional

General Information on Rocuronium

Generic Name : Rocuronium

Pronunciation : roe-kyoor-OH-nee-um

Latest prescription information about Rocuronium. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Rocuronium

India : 

International : 

Zemuron

Why is Rocuronium Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a neuromuscular blocker, prescribed as an adjunct to general anesthesia for muscle relaxation and to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or external breathing.  It works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles.

When should Rocuronium not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Rocuronium?

Adult- IV- The recommended initial dose regardless of anesthetic technique, is 0.6 mg/kg. Maintenance: 0.1, 0.15, and 0.2 mg/kg.

How should Rocuronium be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Rocuronium?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney impairment, acid-base imbalance, electrolyte disturbance, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, myasthenia gravis, weight loss, high blood pressure, heart disease, dehydration, diabetes, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

It should be administered by experienced clinicians or trained individuals.

What are the side effects of Rocuronium?

   Most Common : High or low blood pressure.
   Heart : Abnormal heart rhythm, abnormal electrocardiogram and fast heart rate.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea and vomiting.
   Respiratory : Asthma and hiccups.
   Skin : Rash, injection site swelling and itching.

What are the other precautions for Rocuronium?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Rocuronium?

Store it in refrigerator (28C). Do not freeze it.

Advertisement

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
Veda.a, United States

Is rocuronium detected in blood sample 3 to 4 hrs after drug is given

Buy Medicines (Drug) at Concessional Price from India

Drugs A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Drugs Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store