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Rocuronium Bromide - Intravenous - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Rocuronium Bromide is used together with medicines to block pain and sensation in surgery.

How do I use this medicine?

Rocuronium Bromide injection is to be given intravenously (into the vein). It is delivered directly into the bloodstream via the blood vessel.

Your doctor or nurse will administer the injection for you.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have:

- movement and balance disorder
- heart disease
- burn injury
- liver disease
- kidney disease
- nerves and muscles disease
- lung disease
- obesity

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What side effects could I experience?

This medicine may cause pain and swelling at the injection site.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience:

- fast/irregular heartbeat
- redness of the skin, rash, difficulty breathing
- muscle weakness and loss of muscle tone
- numbness and difficulty in movement

Inform your doctor if these side effect do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- antibiotics e.g. lincomycin, clindamycin, vancomycin
- medicines for water retention or “water pills” e.g. furosemide, acetazolamide, thiazide
- medicines for heart disease e.g. losartan, quinidine, propranolol
- lithium (medicine for mood disorder)
- medicines for epilepsy (seizure or fits) e.g. phenytoin, carbamazepine
- suxamethonium (muscle relaxant)

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Rocuronium Bromide.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in the refrigerator, between 2-8 °C. Do not allow to freeze. If frozen, this medicine will become ineffective and should not be used.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Rocuronium Bromide - Intravenous and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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