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Zemuron Patient Information including How Should I Take
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 should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving rocuronium (Zemuron)?
You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to rocuronium.
If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special care to safely receive this medication. Before you receive rocuronium, tell your doctor if you have:
- myasthenia gravis;
- cirrhosis or other liver disease;
- a history of kidney disease;
- heart disease;
- a history of "Long QT Syndrome";
- problems with circulation; or
- if you have ever had an allergic reaction to another anesthetic medication.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether rocuronium is harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether rocuronium passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Before receiving rocuronium, tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How is rocuronium given (Zemuron)?
Rocuronium is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein. You will receive this injection in a hospital or surgical setting.
Your caregivers will monitor your heart function, blood pressure, and breathing while you are under the effects of rocuronium.
It may take you longer to recover from the effects of rocuronium if you have cirrhosis or other liver disease.
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
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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