rocuronium (Rx)

Brand and Other Names:Zemuron
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

injectable solution

  • 10mg/mL (5 & 10mL vials)

Rapid Sequence Intubation

0.6-1.2 mg/kg IV  

Tracheal Intubation

0.45-0.6 mg/kg IV  

Maintenance: 0.1-0.2 mg/kg IV repeat PRN OR

Continuous infusion: 0.01-0.012 mg/kg/min IV  

Administration

Dose should be calculated based on ideal body weight

Dosage Forms & Strengths

injectable solution

  • 10mg/mL (5 & 10mL vials)

Tracheal Intubation

< 3 months

  • Safety and efficacy not established

3 months to 14 years

  • Initial: 0.6 mg/kg IV
  • Maintenance: 0.075-0.125 mg/kg IV OR
  • Continuous infusion: 0.012 mcg/kg/min (IV)

> 14 years

  • 0.45-0.6 mg/kg IV
  • Maintenance: 0.1-0.2 mg/kg IV repeat PRN OR
  • Continuous infusion: 0.01-0.012 mg/kg/min IV
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              • amikacin

                amikacin increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of apnea.

              • amphotericin B deoxycholate

                amphotericin B deoxycholate increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of respiratory depression.

              • benzhydrocodone/acetaminophen

                benzhydrocodone/acetaminophen, rocuronium. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death may result if coadministered. Reserve concomitant prescribing of these drugs in patients for whom other treatment options are inadequate. Limit dosages and durations to the minimum required. Monitor closely for signs of respiratory depression and sedation.

              • capreomycin

                capreomycin increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of respiratory depression.

              • clindamycin

                clindamycin increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of respiratory depression.

              • colistin

                rocuronium increases effects of colistin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Potentiation of neuromuscular blockade; risk of respiratory arrest.

              • demeclocycline

                demeclocycline increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of respiratory depression.

              • doxycycline

                doxycycline increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of respiratory depression.

              • fentanyl

                fentanyl, rocuronium. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Coadministration with other CNS depressants, such as skeletal muscle relaxants, may cause respiratory depression, hypotension, profound sedation, coma, and/or death. Consider dose reduction of either or both agents to avoid serious adverse effects. Monitor for hypotension, respiratory depression, and profound sedation.

              • fentanyl intranasal

                fentanyl intranasal, rocuronium. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Coadministration with other CNS depressants, such as skeletal muscle relaxants, may cause respiratory depression, hypotension, profound sedation, coma, and/or death. Consider dose reduction of either or both agents to avoid serious adverse effects. Monitor for hypotension, respiratory depression, and profound sedation.

              • fentanyl transdermal

                fentanyl transdermal, rocuronium. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Coadministration with other CNS depressants, such as skeletal muscle relaxants, may cause respiratory depression, hypotension, profound sedation, coma, and/or death. Consider dose reduction of either or both agents to avoid serious adverse effects. Monitor for hypotension, respiratory depression, and profound sedation.

              • fentanyl transmucosal

                fentanyl transmucosal, rocuronium. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Coadministration with other CNS depressants, such as skeletal muscle relaxants, may cause respiratory depression, hypotension, profound sedation, coma, and/or death. Consider dose reduction of either or both agents to avoid serious adverse effects. Monitor for hypotension, respiratory depression, and profound sedation.

              • gentamicin

                gentamicin increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of apnea.

              • hydrocodone

                hydrocodone, rocuronium. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death may result if coadministered. Reserve concomitant prescribing of these drugs in patients for whom other treatment options are inadequate. Limit dosages and durations to the minimum required. Monitor closely for signs of respiratory depression and sedation.

              • lincomycin

                lincomycin increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of respiratory depression.

              • minocycline

                minocycline increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of respiratory depression.

              • neomycin PO

                neomycin PO increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of apnea.

              • omadacycline

                omadacycline increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of respiratory depression.

              • oxytetracycline

                oxytetracycline increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of respiratory depression.

              • paromomycin

                paromomycin increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of apnea.

              • polymyxin B

                polymyxin B increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of resp. depression.

              • pramlintide

                pramlintide, rocuronium. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Contraindicated. Synergistic inhibition of GI motility.

              • quinine

                quinine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Contraindicated. Risk of resp. depression.

              • sarecycline

                sarecycline increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of respiratory depression.

              • streptomycin

                streptomycin increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of apnea.

              • sufentanil SL

                sufentanil SL, rocuronium. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Coadministration may result in hypotension, profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death. Reserve concomitant prescribing of these drugs in patients for whom other treatment options are inadequate. Limit dosages and durations to the minimum required. Monitor closely for signs of respiratory depression and sedation.

              • tetracycline

                tetracycline increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of respiratory depression.

              • tobramycin

                tobramycin increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Risk of apnea.

              • valerian

                valerian and rocuronium both increase sedation. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug.

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              • abobotulinumtoxinA

                rocuronium increases effects of abobotulinumtoxinA by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Neuromuscular blockers may enhance botulinum toxin effects. Closely monitor for increased neuromuscular blockade.

              • aclidinium

                rocuronium and aclidinium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • amitriptyline

                rocuronium and amitriptyline both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • amoxapine

                rocuronium and amoxapine both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • anticholinergic/sedative combos

                anticholinergic/sedative combos and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • aripiprazole

                rocuronium decreases levels of aripiprazole by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of aripiprazole by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                aripiprazole increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • atracurium

                atracurium and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • atropine

                atropine and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • atropine IV/IM

                atropine IV/IM and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • belladonna alkaloids

                belladonna alkaloids and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • belladonna and opium

                belladonna and opium and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • benperidol

                rocuronium decreases levels of benperidol by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of benperidol by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                benperidol increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • betamethasone

                rocuronium, betamethasone. Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Coadministration of corticosteroids and neuromuscular blockers may increase risk of developing acute myopathy.

              • bethanechol

                bethanechol increases and rocuronium decreases cholinergic effects/transmission. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • buprenorphine, long-acting injection

                rocuronium increases toxicity of buprenorphine, long-acting injection by pharmacodynamic synergism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Coadministration of buprenorphine and benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants increases risk of adverse reactions including overdose, respiratory depression, and death. Cessation of benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants is preferred in most cases. In some cases, monitoring at a higher level of care for tapering CNS depressants may be appropriate. In others, gradually tapering a patient off of a prescribed benzodiazepine or other CNS depressant or decreasing to the lowest effective dose may be appropriate.

              • carbachol

                carbachol increases and rocuronium decreases cholinergic effects/transmission. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • cevimeline

                cevimeline increases and rocuronium decreases cholinergic effects/transmission. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • chlorpromazine

                rocuronium decreases levels of chlorpromazine by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of chlorpromazine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                chlorpromazine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • cisatracurium

                cisatracurium and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • clomipramine

                rocuronium and clomipramine both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • clozapine

                rocuronium decreases levels of clozapine by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of clozapine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                clozapine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • corticotropin

                rocuronium, corticotropin. Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Coadministration of corticosteroids and neuromuscular blockers may increase risk of developing acute myopathy.

              • cortisone

                rocuronium, cortisone. Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Coadministration of corticosteroids and neuromuscular blockers may increase risk of developing acute myopathy.

              • cyclizine

                cyclizine and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • cyclobenzaprine

                cyclobenzaprine and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • darifenacin

                darifenacin and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • deflazacort

                rocuronium, deflazacort. Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Coadministration of corticosteroids and neuromuscular blockers may increase risk of developing acute myopathy.

              • desipramine

                rocuronium and desipramine both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dexamethasone

                rocuronium, dexamethasone. Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Coadministration of corticosteroids and neuromuscular blockers may increase risk of developing acute myopathy.

              • dicyclomine

                dicyclomine and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • diphenhydramine

                diphenhydramine and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • donepezil

                donepezil increases and rocuronium decreases cholinergic effects/transmission. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • dosulepin

                rocuronium and dosulepin both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • doxapram

                doxapram decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • doxepin

                rocuronium and doxepin both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • droperidol

                rocuronium decreases levels of droperidol by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of droperidol by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                droperidol increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • echothiophate iodide

                echothiophate iodide increases and rocuronium decreases cholinergic effects/transmission. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • fesoterodine

                fesoterodine and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • flavoxate

                flavoxate and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • fludrocortisone

                rocuronium, fludrocortisone. Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Coadministration of corticosteroids and neuromuscular blockers may increase risk of developing acute myopathy.

              • fluphenazine

                rocuronium decreases levels of fluphenazine by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of fluphenazine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                fluphenazine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • fosphenytoin

                fosphenytoin decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Monitor closely for more rapid recovery from neuromuscular blockade than expected; infusion rate requirements may be higher.

              • galantamine

                galantamine increases and rocuronium decreases cholinergic effects/transmission. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • glycopyrrolate

                glycopyrrolate and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • glycopyrrolate inhaled

                glycopyrrolate inhaled and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • haloperidol

                rocuronium decreases levels of haloperidol by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of haloperidol by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                haloperidol increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • henbane

                henbane and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • homatropine

                homatropine and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • huperzine A

                huperzine A increases and rocuronium decreases cholinergic effects/transmission. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • hydrocortisone

                rocuronium, hydrocortisone. Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Coadministration of corticosteroids and neuromuscular blockers may increase risk of developing acute myopathy.

              • hyoscyamine

                hyoscyamine and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • hyoscyamine spray

                hyoscyamine spray and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • iloperidone

                rocuronium decreases levels of iloperidone by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of iloperidone by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                iloperidone increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • imipramine

                rocuronium and imipramine both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • ipratropium

                ipratropium and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • lofepramine

                rocuronium and lofepramine both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • loxapine

                rocuronium decreases levels of loxapine by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of loxapine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                loxapine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • loxapine inhaled

                loxapine inhaled increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

                rocuronium decreases levels of loxapine inhaled by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • magnesium sulfate

                magnesium sulfate increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Interaction occurs with parenteral magnesium.

              • magnesium supplement

                magnesium supplement, rocuronium. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Each enhance the neuromuscular blocking effect of the other; may have negative respiratory effects.

              • maprotiline

                rocuronium and maprotiline both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • meclizine

                meclizine and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • methscopolamine

                methscopolamine and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • methylprednisolone

                rocuronium, methylprednisolone. Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Coadministration of corticosteroids and neuromuscular blockers may increase risk of developing acute myopathy.

              • neostigmine

                neostigmine increases and rocuronium decreases cholinergic effects/transmission. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • nortriptyline

                rocuronium and nortriptyline both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • olanzapine

                rocuronium decreases levels of olanzapine by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of olanzapine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                olanzapine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • oliceridine

                oliceridine, rocuronium. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death may result if coadministered. Reserve concomitant prescribing of these drugs in patients for whom other treatment options are inadequate. Limit dosages and durations to the minimum required. Monitor closely for signs of respiratory depression and sedation.

              • onabotulinumtoxinA

                onabotulinumtoxinA and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • orphenadrine

                rocuronium and orphenadrine both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • oxybutynin

                oxybutynin and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • oxybutynin topical

                oxybutynin topical and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • oxybutynin transdermal

                oxybutynin transdermal and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • oxycodone

                oxycodone increases effects of rocuronium by unspecified interaction mechanism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Oxycodone may enhance the neuromuscular blocking action of true skeletal muscle relaxants and produce an increased degree of respiratory depression.

              • paliperidone

                rocuronium decreases levels of paliperidone by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of paliperidone by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                paliperidone increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • pancuronium

                pancuronium and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • perphenazine

                rocuronium decreases levels of perphenazine by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of perphenazine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                perphenazine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • phenytoin

                phenytoin decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Monitor closely for more rapid recovery from neuromuscular blockade than expected; infusion rate requirements may be higher.

              • physostigmine

                physostigmine increases and rocuronium decreases cholinergic effects/transmission. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • pilocarpine

                pilocarpine increases and rocuronium decreases cholinergic effects/transmission. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • pilocarpine ophthalmic

                pilocarpine ophthalmic increases and rocuronium decreases cholinergic effects/transmission. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • pimozide

                rocuronium decreases levels of pimozide by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of pimozide by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                pimozide increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • pralidoxime

                pralidoxime and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • prednisolone

                rocuronium, prednisolone. Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Coadministration of corticosteroids and neuromuscular blockers may increase risk of developing acute myopathy.

              • prednisone

                rocuronium, prednisone. Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Coadministration of corticosteroids and neuromuscular blockers may increase risk of developing acute myopathy.

              • prochlorperazine

                rocuronium decreases levels of prochlorperazine by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of prochlorperazine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                prochlorperazine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • promethazine

                rocuronium decreases levels of promethazine by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of promethazine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                promethazine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • propantheline

                propantheline and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • protriptyline

                rocuronium and protriptyline both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • pyridostigmine

                pyridostigmine increases and rocuronium decreases cholinergic effects/transmission. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • quetiapine

                rocuronium decreases levels of quetiapine by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of quetiapine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                quetiapine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • rapacuronium

                rapacuronium and rocuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • risperidone

                rocuronium decreases levels of risperidone by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of risperidone by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                risperidone increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • scopolamine

                rocuronium and scopolamine both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • sevoflurane

                sevoflurane increases levels of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • sodium sulfate/?magnesium sulfate/potassium chloride

                sodium sulfate/?magnesium sulfate/potassium chloride increases effects of rocuronium by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Magnesium may potentiate the effects of the neuromuscular blocking agents.

              • sodium sulfate/potassium sulfate/magnesium sulfate

                sodium sulfate/potassium sulfate/magnesium sulfate increases effects of rocuronium by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Magnesium may potentiate the effects of the neuromuscular blocking agents.

              • solifenacin

                rocuronium and solifenacin both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • succinylcholine

                succinylcholine increases and rocuronium decreases cholinergic effects/transmission. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor. Should not administer rocuronium until recovery from succinylcholine observed .

              • thioridazine

                rocuronium decreases levels of thioridazine by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of thioridazine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                thioridazine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • thiothixene

                rocuronium decreases levels of thiothixene by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of thiothixene by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                thiothixene increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • tiotropium

                rocuronium and tiotropium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • tobramycin inhaled

                tobramycin inhaled increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Aminoglycosides may aggravate muscle weakness because of a curare-like effect.

              • tolterodine

                rocuronium and tolterodine both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • trazodone

                rocuronium and trazodone both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension

                rocuronium, triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension. Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Coadministration of corticosteroids and neuromuscular blockers may increase risk of developing acute myopathy.

              • trifluoperazine

                rocuronium decreases levels of trifluoperazine by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of trifluoperazine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                trifluoperazine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • trimipramine

                rocuronium and trimipramine both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • trospium chloride

                rocuronium and trospium chloride both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • vecuronium

                rocuronium and vecuronium both decrease cholinergic effects/transmission. Use Caution/Monitor.

              • ziprasidone

                rocuronium decreases levels of ziprasidone by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of ziprasidone by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

                ziprasidone increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Additive anticholinergic effects, possible hypoglycemia.

              • zotepine

                rocuronium decreases levels of zotepine by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Use Caution/Monitor.

                rocuronium decreases levels of zotepine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              Minor (37)

              • acetazolamide

                acetazolamide decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • amlodipine

                amlodipine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

              • carbamazepine

                carbamazepine decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • clevidipine

                clevidipine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

              • clonazepam

                clonazepam decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • diazepam

                diazepam decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • diltiazem

                diltiazem increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

              • dimenhydrinate

                dimenhydrinate increases toxicity of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Additive anticholinergic effects.

              • donepezil

                donepezil decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • eslicarbazepine acetate

                eslicarbazepine acetate decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • ethosuximide

                ethosuximide decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • felbamate

                felbamate decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • felodipine

                felodipine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

              • gabapentin

                gabapentin decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • gabapentin enacarbil

                gabapentin enacarbil decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • galantamine

                galantamine decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • isradipine

                isradipine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

              • lacosamide

                lacosamide decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • lamotrigine

                lamotrigine decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • levetiracetam

                levetiracetam decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • lithium

                lithium increases effects of rocuronium by unknown mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • lorazepam

                lorazepam decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • methsuximide

                methsuximide decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • nicardipine

                nicardipine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

              • nifedipine

                nifedipine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

              • nisoldipine

                nisoldipine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

              • oxcarbazepine

                oxcarbazepine decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • phenobarbital

                phenobarbital decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • primidone

                primidone decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • quinidine

                quinidine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • rufinamide

                rufinamide decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • thiamine

                thiamine increases effects of rocuronium by unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • tiagabine

                tiagabine decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • topiramate

                topiramate decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • valproic acid

                valproic acid decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              • verapamil

                verapamil increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

              • zonisamide

                zonisamide decreases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

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              Adverse Effects

              1-10%

              Transient hypotension (1-2%)

              Hypertension (1-2%)

              <1%

              Dose-related tachycardia

              Apnea

              Abnormal ECG

              Injection site edema

              Hiccups

              Pruritus

              Nausea

              Wheezing

              Residual muscle weakness

              Allergic or idiosyncratic hypersensitivity reactions

              Postmarketing Reports

              Malignant hyperthermia

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              Warnings

              Contraindications

              Hypersensitivity

              Lack of ventilatory support, neuromuscular disease

              Other neuromuscular blocking agents

              Cautions

              Additive/synergistic effects if administered with or following an opioid, sedative or anesthetic agent

              Administer only by trained individuals familiar with its actions, characteristics, and hazard

              Severe anaphylactic reactions to neuromuscular blocking agents have been reported; these reactions have, in some cases, been life threatening and fatal; because of the potential severity of these reactions, the necessary precautions, such as the immediate availability of appropriate emergency treatment, should be taken; neuromuscular cross-sensitivity with other nuromuscular blocking agents possible

              Neuromuscular transmission should be monitored continuously during administration and recovery with the help of a nerve stimulator; additional doses of rocuronium or any other neuromuscular blocking agent should not be given until there is a definite response (one twitch of the train-of-four) to nerve stimulation

              Use caution in patients with significant hepatic disease; if used for rapid sequence induction in patients with ascites, an increased initial dosage may be necessary to assure complete block

              Some patients may experience prolonged recovery (paralysis) of neuromuscular function

              Adequate ventilatory support mandatory, may experience resistance with >25% TBSA burns, may experience increased sensitivity with electrolyte disorders (hyperMg, hypoK, hypoCa)

              When used with other agents, occurrence of malignant hyperthermia during anesthesia is possible even in the absence of known triggering agents; clinicians should be familiar with early signs, confirmatory diagnosis and treatment of malignant hyperthermia prior to initiating any anesthetic

              Conditions associated with slower circulation time, eg, cardiovascular disease or advanced age, may be associated with a delay in onset time; since higher doses of rocuronium bromide injection produce longer duration of action, initial dosage should not be increased in these patients to reduce onset time; instead, when feasible, more time should be allowed for the drug to achieve onset of effect; geriatric patients (65 years or older) may be at increased risk for residual neuromuscular block

              Administration results in paralysis, which may lead to respiratory arrest and death, a progression that may be more likely to occur in a patient for whom drug is not intended; confirm proper selection of intended product and avoid confusion with other injectable solutions that are present in critical care and other clinical settings; if another healthcare provider is administering product, ensure that the intended dose is clearly labeled and communicated

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              Pregnancy & Lactation

              Pregnancy Category: C

              Lactation: not known if excreted in breast milk; effect on nursing infant not known

              Pregnancy Categories

              A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

              B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

              C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

              D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

              X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

              NA: Information not available.

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              Pharmacology

              Mechanism of Action

              Nondepolarizing skeletal muscle relaxant; cholinergic receptor antagonist; inhibits depolarization

              Other Information

              Onset: 1-2 min

              Half-Life: 60-70 min (elimination); About 2x as long in hepatic dysfunction

              Duration: 30 min (0.6 mg/kg dose); 67 min (1.2 mg/kg dose)

              Metabolism: Minimal hepatic metabolism

              Protein binding: 30%

              Vd: 0.25 L/kg

              Excretion: Urine (30%); feces (70%) as active & inactive metabolites & small amounts of unchanged drug

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              IV Compatibilities

              Solution: D5W, D5/NS, LR, NS

              Y-site: dexmedetomidine, fenoldopam, Hextend, milrinone

              IV Preparation

              Dilute with D5W or LR to a final concentration of 0.5 or 1 mg/mL for infusion

              IV Administration

              Administer IV only

              May be given undiluted as a rapid injection or via continuous infusion using an infusion pump

              Storage

              Refrigerate 2-8°C; do not freeze

              Intact vials stored at room temp should be used within 60 d

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              Patient Education
              rocuronium intravenous

              NO MONOGRAPH AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

              USES: Consult your pharmacist.

              HOW TO USE: Consult your pharmacist.

              SIDE EFFECTS: Consult your pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

              PRECAUTIONS: Consult your pharmacist.

              DRUG INTERACTIONS: Consult your pharmacist.Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

              OVERDOSE: If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

              NOTES: No monograph available at this time.

              MISSED DOSE: Consult your pharmacist.

              STORAGE: Consult your pharmacist.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

              Information last revised July 2016. Copyright(c) 2021 First Databank, Inc.

              IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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