Active ingredients: rocuronium
What it is used for
Adjunct to general anaesthesia to facilitate endotracheal intubation during routine induction, to provide muscle relaxation and to facilitate mechanical ventilation in adults, children and infants over 1 month of age.. Adjunct to general anaesthesia to facilitate endotracheal intubation during rapid sequence induction when suxamethonium is contraindicated, however, this has not been studied in infants and children. Rocuronium is also indicated as an adjunct in the intensive care unit (ICU) to facilitate mechanical ventilation.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear colourless to yellowish solution in glass vial
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient rocuronium
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems