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
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Arrhythmia, abnormal electrocardiogram, tachycardia
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Hypotension, hypertension
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Circulatory collapse and shock, flushing[Ref]
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Injection site edema, pruritus
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Angioneurotic edema, urticaria, rash, erythematous rash[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Nausea, vomiting[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hypersensitivity, anaphylactic reaction, anaphylactoid reaction, anaphylactic shock, anaphylactoid shock[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Asthma (bronchospasm, wheezing, or rhonchi), hiccup
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Bronchospasm
Postmarketing reports: Increased pulmonary vascular resistance[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Injection site pain, injection site reaction[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Prolonged neuromuscular block
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Muscular weakness
Frequency not reported: Residual paralysis, myopathy[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Flaccid paralysis[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Drug ineffective, drug effect/therapeutic response decreased, drug effect/therapeutic response increased
Frequency not reported: Malignant hyperthermia[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Zemuron (rocuronium)." Organon, West Orange, NJ.
2. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia "APPGuide online. Australian prescription products guide online. Available from: URL: http://www.appco.com.au/appguide/default.asp." ():
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
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- Other brands: Zemuron
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