Rocuronium is a muscle relaxant that is often given to patients before surgery to help relax them and get them ready for anesthesia. This medication relaxes your throat muscles so that doctors can insert a breathing tube into your throat as needed during surgery. It also helps your body stay still while you are under anesthesia.
Some patients may have an allergic reaction to this medication. Your doctors will monitor you for problems with your vital signs while you are under anesthesia. After you awaken, however, you may continue to have signs of allergic reaction. Tell your doctor immediately if you have hives, swelling or difficulty breathing.
This medication can cause heart problems and kidney disease. If you have a history of heart or kidney problems, you are more likely to have problems while on this medication.