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Last updated on 13/07/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Sugammadex



DRUG CLASS: Antidotes

SUB CLASS: Selective Relaxant Binding Agents

USED FOR: Reversal of Rocuronium or Vecuronium

– 200mg/2ml (injections)

What is Sugammadex for?

Sugammadex belongs to a class of medications called selective relaxant binding agents. It forms a complex with Rocuronium or Vecuronium in the blood to inhibit their effects.

How to use it?

Sugammadex is administered intravenously. 

For Rocuronium reversal only:
16 mg/kg as a single dose administered around 3 minutes after administration of a single dose of Rocuronium 1.2 mg/kg.

For Rocuronium or Vecuronium reversal:
2 mg/kg or 4 mg/kg as a single dose depends on the severity of the drug effects.

What are the side effects of Sugammadex?

Common side effects of Sugammadex include hypotension, nausea, vomiting, and pain.

Who should not take Sugammadex?

People who are allergic to Sugammadex or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

Birth control pills and other hormone-based birth control may not work as well to prevent pregnancy after getting this drug. Use some other kind of birth control also, like a condom, for the next 7 days following administration.

Common dosing schedule:

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Sugammadex may interact with:
– Contraceptives, e.g. Levonorgestrel
– Anticoagulants, e.g. Warfarin, Heparin

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Sugammadex in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Sugammadex is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Sugammadex in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.