CLEVIPREX (clevidipine butyrate) injectable emulsion
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Standard Dilution [Amount of drug] [Infusion volume] [Infusion rate]
single-use 50 mL or 100 mL glass vials at a concentration of 0.5 mg/mL of clevidipine butyrate.
Stability / Miscellaneous
Onset of Effect: In the perioperative patient population, Cleviprex produces a 4-5% reduction in systolic blood pressure within 2-4 minutes after starting a 0.4 mcg/kg/min infusion (approximately 1-2 mg/hr).
Maintenance of Effect: In studies up to 72 hours of continuous infusion, there was no evidence of tolerance or hysteresis.
Offset of Effect: In most patients, full recovery of blood pressure is achieved in 5-15 minutes after the infusion is stopped.
In studies up to 72 hours of continuous infusion, in patients that were not transitioned to other antihypertensive therapies, there was some evidence of rebound hypertension following Cleviprex discontinuation.
Hemodynamics: Cleviprex causes a dose-dependent decrease in systemic vascular resistance.
Heart Rate: An increase in heart rate is a normal response to vasodilation and decrease in blood pressure; in some patients these increases in heart rate may be pronounced.
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Transition to an oral antihypertensive agent: Discontinue Cleviprex or titrate downward while appropriate oral therapy is established. When an oral antihypertensive agent is being instituted, consider the lag time of onset of the oral agent’s effect. Continue blood pressure monitoring until desired effect is achieved.
Special populations: Special populations were not specifically studied. In clinical trials, 78 patients with abnormal hepatic function (one or more of the following: elevated serum bilirubin, AST/SGOT, ALT/SGPT) and 121 patients with moderate to severe renal impairment were treated with Cleviprex. An initial Cleviprex infusion rate of 1-2 mg/hour is appropriate in these patients.
Table 1 is a guideline for dosing conversion from mg/hour to mL/hour.
Instructions for Administration
Cleviprex is supplied in sterile, pre-mixed, ready-to-use 50 mL or 100 mL vials. Invert vial gently several times before use to ensure uniformity of the emulsion prior to administration. Inspect parenteral drug products for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration whenever solution and container permit. Administer Cleviprex using an infusion device allowing calibrated infusion rates. Commercially available standard plastic cannulae may be used to administer the infusion. Administer Cleviprex by a central line or a peripheral line.
Cleviprex should not be administered in the same line as other medications.
DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact The Medicines Company at 1-888-977-MDCO (6326) or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch
USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING
Cleviprex (clevidipine butyrate) injectable emulsion is supplied as a sterile, milky white liquid emulsion product in single-use 50 mL or 100 mL glass vials at a concentration of 0.5 mg/mL of clevidipine butyrate.
NDC 65293-002-50: 50 mL vial
Store vials refrigerated at 2-8°C (36-46°F). Do not freeze. Vials in cartons may be transferred to 25°C (77°F, USP controlled room temperature) for a period not to exceed 2 months. Upon transfer to room temperature, mark vials in cartons “This product was removed from the refrigerator on _/-/_ date. It must be used or discarded 2 months after this date or the labeled expiration date (whichever date comes first).” Do not return to refrigerated storage after beginning room temperature storage.
Hospira, Inc., Clayton, North Carolina
For information call: 888-977-MDCO (6326)