Rocuronium

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Rocuronium
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2013-04-21 12:55:26
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Rocuronium Zemuron paralytic neuromuscular blocker
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Rocuronium
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  1. Rocuronium

    Names / Class
    Zemuron

    • Neuromuscular blocker
    • Nondepolarizing
  2. Rocuronium / Zemuron

    Mechanism of Action
    Prevents neuromuscular transmission by blocking the effect of acetylcholine.  Skeletal muscle paralysis.  Effects reversible with Neostigmine or Edrophonium.
  3. Rocuronium / Zemuron

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effects
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • 30 - 60 seconds
    • 1 - 3 minutes
    • 30 - 60 minutes
    • 14 - 18 minutes
  4. Rocuronium / Zemuron

    Indications
    Induction of skeletal muscle paralysis
  5. Rocuronium / Zemuron

    Contraindications
    Hypersensitivity to the med
  6. Rocuronium / Zemuron

    Precautions
    • Underlying cardiovascular disease
    • Dehydration or electrolyte abnormalities
  7. Rocuronium / Zemuron

    Side Effects
    • Bronchospasms (rare)
    • Increased HR
    • Increased BP
    • Tachycardia may occur in children
  8. Rocuronium / Zemuron

    Adult Dose
    • Initial Dose:
    • 600 mcg/kg
    • (0.6 mg/kg)

    • Maintenance:
    • 100 - 200 mcg/kg
    • (0.1 - 0.2 mg/kg)
  9. Rocuronium / Zemuron

    Pedi Dose
    • Initial:
    • 600 mcg/kg
    • (0.6 mg/kg)

    • Maintenance:
    • 75 - 125 mcg/kg continuous infusion
  10. Rocuronium / Zemuron

    Max Dose
    unknown
  11. Rocuronium / Zemuron

    Routes
    • IV
    • IV drip
  12. Rocuronium / Zemuron

    How Supplied
    unknown

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