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Safety in Lactation: Neuromuscular blocking drugs

23 September 2020Neuromuscular blocking drugs are used to induce muscle relaxation prior to surgery. With the exception of suxamethonium, they are all nearly completely ionised at physiological…

Rocuronium products: ambient stability during COVID-19

30 April 2020Rocuronium bromide 100mg/10ml solution for injection vials Esmeron 100mg/10ml solution for injection vials (Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd) Esmeron 100mg/10ml solution for injection vial (Merck…
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Refrigerated Storage

RocuroniumHameln Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Hameln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Rocuronium
Solution for injection/infusion 10mg/mL

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
Rocuronium may also be stored outside of the refrigerator at a temperature of up to 30°C for a maximum 12 weeks, after which it should be discarded. The product should not be placed back into the refrigerator, once it has been kept outside. The storage period must not exceed the shelf-life.
Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

Yes - reduce to 12 weeks from date of excursion

During the COVID emergency it is especially important to conserve medicine stocks and to minimise avoidable waste. If ANY critical medicines are subject to temperature excursions during this time and your pharmacy team are in any doubt about whether or not it is safe to use them, you are strongly advised to contact your Regional QA Pharmacist to agree the most appropriate course of action.

23 January 2020
London MI Service

EsmeronMerck Sharp & Dohme Limited 

Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited 
Esmeron
Solution for injection/infusion 10mg/mL

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
Rocuronium Bromide can be stored outside of the refrigerator at a temperature of up to 30°C for a maximum of 12 weeks after which it should be discarded.
Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

Reduce to 12 weeks from date of excursion

During the COVID emergency it is especially important to conserve medicine stocks and to minimise avoidable waste. If ANY critical medicines are subject to temperature excursions during this time and your pharmacy team are in any doubt about whether or not it is safe to use them, you are strongly advised to contact your Regional QA Pharmacist to agree the most appropriate course of action.

15 May 2020
London MI Service

Lactation Safety Information

Yes
No published evidence of safety
Negligible levels anticipated in milk due to the drug’s properties
18 September 2020