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Zemuron Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is rocuronium (Zemuron)?
- What are the possible side effects of rocuronium (Zemuron)?
- What is the most important information I should know about rocuronium (Zemuron)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving rocuronium (Zemuron)?
- How is rocuronium given (Zemuron)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Zemuron)?
- What happens if I overdose (Zemuron)?
- What should I avoid after receiving rocuronium (Zemuron)?
- What other drugs will affect rocuronium (Zemuron)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Zemuron)?
Since rocuronium is usually given just for anesthesia, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose (Zemuron)?
An overdose of rocuronium is unlikely to occur since the medication is given by a doctor. Your vital signs will be closely watched while you are under anesthesia to make sure the medication is not causing any harmful effects.
What should I avoid after receiving rocuronium (Zemuron)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity after you recover from anesthesia.
What other drugs will affect rocuronium (Zemuron)?
Before receiving rocuronium, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- procainamide (Procan, Procanbid, Pronestyl);
- seizure medication;
- an antacid or mineral supplement that contains magnesium;
- steroids such as prednisone, fluticasone (Advair), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) and others;
- a tetracycline antibiotic such as Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap, demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), or minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin); or
- an antibiotic such as amikacin (Amikin), bacitracin (Baci-IM), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), neomycin (Mycifradin, Neo-Fradin, Neo-Tab), netilmicin (Netromycin), polymyxin (Colistin), colistimethate (Coly-Mycin), streptomycin, tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi), or vancomycin (Vancocin, Vancoled).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with rocuronium. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about rocuronium.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Zemuron Information
- Zemuron Drug Interactions Center: rocuronium iv
- Zemuron Side Effects Center
- Zemuron FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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