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Rocuronium Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of rocuronium may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to rocuronium: parenteral injection

Side effects include:

Skeletal muscle weakness.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to rocuronium: intravenous solution


Cardiovascular side effects have included transient hypotension (2%), hypertension (2%), arrhythmia (less than 1%), abnormal electrocardiogram (less than 1%), tachycardia (less than 1%) and increased pulmonary vascular resistance (less than 1%).


Dermatologic side effects have included rash (less than 1%), injection site edema (less than 1%), and pruritus (less than 1%).[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea (less than 1%), and vomiting (less than 1%).[Ref]


Hypersensitivity reactions have included postmarketing reports of severe allergic reactions (anaphylactic and
anaphylactoid reactions and shock).[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included asthma (less than 1%), and hiccup (less than 1%).[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Zemuron (rocuronium)." Organon, West Orange, NJ.

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