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(rocuronium bromide) Injection
ZEMURON (rocuronium bromide) injection is a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent with a rapid to intermediate onset depending on dose and intermediate duration. Rocuronium bromide is chemically designated as 1-[17β-(acetyloxy)-3α-hydroxy-2β-(4-morpholinyl)-5α-androstan-16β-yl]-1-(2-propenyl)pyrrolidinium bromide.
The structural formula is:
The chemical formula is C32H53BrN2O4 with a molecular weight of 609.70. The partition coefficient of rocuronium bromide in n-octanol/water is 0.5 at 20°C.
ZEMURON is supplied as a sterile, nonpyrogenic, isotonic solution that is clear, colorless to yellow/orange, for intravenous injection only. Each mL contains 10 mg rocuronium bromide and 2 mg sodium acetate. The aqueous solution is adjusted to isotonicity with sodium chloride and to a pH of 4 with acetic acid and/or sodium hydroxide.
What are the possible side effects of rocuronium (Zemuron)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregivers right away if you have any of these serious side effects:
- fast or uneven heart rate;
- noisy breathing, feeling short of breath;
- ongoing muscle weakness; or
- inability to move your muscles.
Less serious side effects may include:
- nausea, vomiting;
- swelling or discomfort where the medicine was injected;
- feeling sleepy or...
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/26/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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