Zemuron Rocuronium Bromide and/or alternatives
Zemuron 50mg/5mLMarketed as Esmeron Injection in Turkey Manufacturer: Schering Plough Source Country : Turkey
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Description of Zemuron
Zemuron is a non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent, and its generic name is Rocuronium. It is given to the patient in the form of an intravenous injection.
Indications & Dosage of Zemuron
Your doctor will recommend you to buy Zemuron as a general or adjunct anesthesia agent. It facilitates rapid sequence or routine tracheal intubation, and provides muscle relaxation during mechanical ventilation or surgery. The medicine works by blocking signals between your muscles and nerves. Zemuron is given to the patient before general anesthesia for preparing you for a surgery. It helps you stay still during the procedure. It is also used for relaxing the throat so that a breathing tube can be inserted easily before a surgery.
Zemuron 0.6mg/kg is given to a patient regardless of the anesthetic technique. The injection is administered into your vein through a needle. After the injection, your doctor may also want to monitor your blood pressure, heart function and breathing. Patients with liver disease or cirrhosis may take a little longer to recover from effects of the drug.
Side Effects & Interactions of Zemuron
Nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, dizziness, skin rash or mild itching may be commonly experienced by Zemuron patients. Local area reactions can also surface, identified by discomfort, pain or swelling at the site of injection. Although these are mild side effects of the drug, you should inform your doctor at once if any of these worsen or persist.
In some patients, serious side effects may also take place. Symptoms of such side effects include uneven or fast heart rate, ongoing muscle weakness, and inability to move the muscles, noisy breathing, or shortness of breath.
You must stop using Zemuron immediately if you experience symptoms of an allergy. Such symptoms include hives, facial swelling, severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing. Seek medical attention if any of these symptoms persist even after discontinuing the drug.
Some of the medicines that may interact with Zemuron include:
- Antacids or mineral supplements containing magnesium
- Anti-seizure drugs
- Steroids (e.g. prednisone, mometasone or dexamethasone)
- Tetracycline antibiotics (e.g. doxycycline, demeclocycline or minocycline)
- Antibiotics (e.g. bacitracin, gentamycin or polymyxin)
- Procainamide or lithium
In addition to these, inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking at present, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal products, health supplements and topical applications.
Warnings & Precautions of Zemuron
Do not buy Zemuron if you have an allergy to Rocuronium or to any active or inactive ingredients of the medicine, or to any other anesthetic drug. Special tests and dosage adjustments will be needed if you have any of the following medical conditions:
- Cirrhosis or any other liver disease
- Myasthenia gravis
- Heart disease
- History of kidney disease
- Circulation problem
- History of ‘Long QT Syndrome’
As Zemuron causes dizziness, avoid driving a vehicle, operating a machine or doing any such activity that requires complete alertness. Also limit alcohol intake, as it may worsen the side effect.