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ROCURONIUM (Zemuron®) is a muscle relaxant. It is used during surgery to relax your muscles or in patients who are on breathing machines (ventilators). It is given only by experienced medical professionals. Generic rocuronium injections are not yet available.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
other chronic illness
an unusual or allergic reaction to rocuronium, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Rocuronium is for injection into a vein, or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
This does not apply.
certain antibiotics given by injection
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
You will be carefully monitored for side effects while you receive rocuronium, and for some time afterwards.
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
fainting or lightheadedness
pain, swelling or inflammation at the injection site
shortness of breath, wheezing
unusual muscle weakness or tiredness
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
Keep out of reach of children.
Store under refrigeration between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze. After removal of the injection to room temperature, use within 30 days. Throw away any unused injection solution.