What is rocuronium?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Zemuron


Rocuronium is a neuromuscular blocker used to relax muscles during surgery, facilitate the placement of breathing tubes, and relax the muscles in patients that are mechanically ventilated. The drug blocks muscles from contracting, but does not prevent pain or produce sedation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 1 1
Major depressive disorder 1 1
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) 1 1
Post-traumatic stress disorder 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with rocuronium

Side effect Patients
Spacing out 1

Why patients stopped taking rocuronium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking rocuronium


Stopped taking rocuronium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking rocuronium after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for rocuronium.