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New here allergy to rocuronium

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Hi there I am new to the community and my situation is in April I went into anaphylactic shock when I went for a routine laparoscopy.I suffered acute Bronchospasm and cardiovascular collapse. My surgery did not go ahead and I have been for general allergy testing and specific drug testing since. The anaesthetist suspected that Rocuronium was the culprit - a muscle relaxant. After the drug test he confirmed that the rocuronium did cause a reaction. I am due to see my surgeon again. I am a little bit concerned and worried about going for the laparoscopy. Wondering if anyone has been through anything similar?

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Kerry I have not had anaphylaxis from the Rocuronium but i have heard from others that it is one of the highly anaphylactic drugs. I would talk with your allergist and surgeon and anesthesiologist before the next surgical procedure about this muscle relaxant and your reaction Best of Luck to you.

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Thank you Sue. I have been through the testing process now with the allergist. Meeting with the surgeon today.

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There are other medications they can use and i am sure they will now be alerted to your reaction.

Let us know how it goes

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Thank you I will

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I was due to have my surgery next week. It now may not happen. The skin prick test I had were positive for allergy to rocuronium however the blood tests for all anaesthetic drugs were negative including rocuronium. This is delaying things further although I do think it's better to be 100% sure it just means another month of pain and waiting.