Last update: Jan. 4, 2015
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
It is a non-depolarizing muscle relaxant drug with a peripheral action that is used as premedication for endotracheal intubation, general anesthesia and mechanical ventilation.
Breastfed infants have not shown any problem after 1.5 to 5 hours of anesthesia time period with Rocuronio (additional drugs like Propofol, Remifentanil and Xenon were used).
A high molecular weight may decrease excretion into breast milk as well as a rapid elimination time.
In addition, a low oral bioavailability makes unlikely a pass from ingested mother's milk onto the infant's plasma.
Rocuronium should not prevent a mother from breast feeding her baby shortly after recovering from an anesthesia if she is in good condition.
We do not have alternatives for Rocuronium since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine from United States of America
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