Rocuronium Other names: Rocuronium bromide

Chemical formula: C₃₂H₅₃N₂O₄+  Molecular mass: 529.774 g/mol  PubChem compound: 441290

Active ingredient description

Rocuronium is a fast onset, intermediate acting non-depolarising neuromuscular blocking agent, possessing all of the characteristic pharmacological actions of this class of medicinal products (curariform agents). It acts by competing for nicotinic cholinoceptors at the motor end-plate.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
M03AC09 Rocuronium bromide M Musculo-skeletal system → M03 Muscle relaxants → M03A Muscle relaxants, peripherally acting agents → M03AC Other quaternary ammonium compounds
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
ESMERON Solution for injection Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 119302-91-9
DrugBank Drug: DB00728
KEGG Drug: D00765
PubChem Compound: 441290
RxNorm Ingredient: 32521
SNOMED-CT Concept: 108450002
Rocuronium bromide (substance)
SNOMED-CT Concept: 334060005
Rocuronium bromide (substance)
UNII Identifier: WRE554RFEZ


Rocuronium is an active ingredient of these brands:

Austria (AT)

Brazil (BR)

Cyprus (CY)

Ecuador (EC)

Estonia (EE)

Finland (FI)

France (FR)

Hong Kong (HK)

Ireland (IE)

Israel (IL)

Japan (JP)


Lithuania (LT)

Mexico (MX)

Netherlands (NL)

New Zealand (NZ)

Poland (PL)

Romania (RO)

Singapore (SG)

South Africa (ZA)

Spain (ES)

Tunisia (TN)

Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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