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Rocuronium Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Rocuronium is also known as: Zemuron

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 26, 2018.

Rocuronium Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of embryotoxicity or teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

AU TGA pregnancy category B2: Drugs which have been taken by only a limited number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age, without an increase in the frequency of malformation or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the human fetus having been observed. Studies in animals are inadequate or may be lacking, but available data show no evidence of an increased occurrence of fetal damage.

US FDA pregnancy category Not Assigned: The US FDA has amended the pregnancy labeling rule for prescription drug products to require labeling that includes a summary of risk, a discussion of the data supporting that summary, and relevant information to help health care providers make prescribing decisions and counsel women about the use of drugs during pregnancy. Pregnancy categories A, B, C, D and X are being phased out.

Benefit should outweigh risk.

AU TGA pregnancy category: B2
US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned.

Risk Summary: In animal studies, high-dose therapy caused acute respiratory dysfunction. Teratogenicity was not observed.

US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned.

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Rocuronium Breastfeeding Warnings

The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding use during lactation.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Yes (in insignificant amounts)

Comments:
-Because this drug is short acting, highly polar, and poorly absorbed orally, it is not likely to reach the breastmilk in high concentration or to reach the bloodstream of the infant. Limited information on use during breastfeeding indicates that no adverse infant effects occur.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Rocuronium Bromide (rocuronium)." Hospira Inc, Lake Forest, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Rocuronium Bromide (rocuronium)." Hospira Inc, Lake Forest, IL.

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