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Infuvite Adult

Generic Name: ascorbic acid, vitamin a palmitate, cholecalciferol, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium, pyridoxine hydrochloride, niacinamide, dexpanthenol, .alpha.-tocopherol acetate, phytonadione, folic acid, biotin and cyanocobalamin
Dosage Form: injection, solution

Indications and Usage for Infuvite Adult

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)is indicated for the prevention of vitamin deficiency in adults and children aged 11 and older receiving parenteral nutrition

The physician should not await the development of clinical signs of vitamin deficiency before initiating vitamin therapy.

Infuvite Adult Dosage and Administration

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)is ready for immediate use in adults and children aged 11 years and older when added to intravenous infusion fluids. Do not administer Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)as a direct, undiluted intravenous injection as it may give rise to dizziness, faintness, and possible tissue irritation.

Starting Dose, Dose Range and Route of Administration

The starting dose is one 10 mL daily dose that is prepared by transferring the content of vial 1 into the content of vial 2 to provide 10 single doses. One 10 mL dose is then added directly to the intravenous fluid [see Dosage and Administration (2.3)]. Patients with multiple vitamin deficiencies or with increased vitamin requirements may need multiple daily dosages as indicated. Some patients do not maintain adequate levels of certain vitamins when this formulation in recommended amounts is the only source of vitamins

Monitoring

Blood vitamin concentrations should be monitored to ensure maintenance of adequate levels, particularly in patients receiving parenteral multivitamins as the only source of vitamins for long periods of time.

Instructions for Intravenous Administration

The solution must be prepared prior to intravenous administration. Preparation of Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)for intravenous feeding should be done by transferring the contents of Vial 1 into the contents of Vial 2 to provide ten 10 mL single doses. One daily 10 mL dose should be added directly to not less than 500 mL, and preferably 1000 mL, of intravenous dextrose, saline or similar infusion solutions. Discard any unused portion.

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.

After Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) is diluted in an intravenous infusion, the resulting solution should be refrigerated unless it is to be used immediately. The solution should be used within 24 hours after dilution. Some of the vitamins in this product, particularly A, D and riboflavin, are light sensitive; therefore, exposure to light should be minimized. Once closure system has been compromised, withdrawal of container contents should be completed within 4 hours.

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)is a pharmacy bulk package. It is not intended for direct infusion. Discard unused portion.

Directions for Dispensing from Pharmacy Bulk Vial

The Pharmacy Bulk Vial is intended for single puncture, multiple dispensing and for intravenous use only. The contents are intended for use in a pharmacy admixture program and are restricted to the preparation of admixtures for infusion. The Pharmacy Bulk Package is to be used only in a suitable work area such as a laminar flow hood (or an equivalent clean air compounding area). Dispensing from Pharmacy Bulk Vial should be completed as soon as possible after initial entry.

Drug Incompatibilities

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) is not physically compatible with moderately alkaline solutions such as a sodium bicarbonate solution and other alkaline drugs such as acetazolamide sodium, aminophylline, ampicillin sodium, tetracycline HCl and chlorothiazide sodium.

Folic acid is unstable in the presence of calcium salts such as calcium gluconate.

Vitamin A and thiamine in Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)may react with bisulfite solutions such as sodium bisulfite or vitamin K bisulfate. Patients should be monitored for vitamin A and thiamine deficiencies.

Consult appropriate references for listings of physical and chemical compatibility of solutions and drugs with the vitamin infusion. In such circumstances, admixture or Y-site administration with vitamin solutions should be avoided.

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)is an injection for intravenous administration and is a sterile product consisting of two vials labeled Vial 1 (50 mL) and Vial 2 (50 mL Fill in 100 mL Vial). The mixed solution (100 mL) will provide ten 10 mL single doses.

Contraindications

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)is contraindicated in patients who have an existing hypervitaminosis, or a history of hypersensitivity due to any vitamins or excipients contained in this formulation.

Allergic reactions have been known to occur following intravenous administration of thiamine and vitamin K.

Warnings and Precautions

Aluminum Toxicity

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)contains aluminum that may be toxic. Aluminum may reach toxic levels with prolonged parenteral administration if kidney function is impaired. Premature neonates are particularly at risk because their kidneys are immature, and they require large amounts of calcium and phosphate solution, which contain aluminum.

Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates who receive parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 mcg/kg/day accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration.

Allergic Reactions to Thiamine

Allergic reactions such as urticaria, shortness of breath, wheezing and angioedema have been reported following intravenous administration of thiamine, which is found in Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE). There have been rare reports of anaphylactoid reactions following intravenous doses of thiamine. No fatal anaphylactoid reactions associated with Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) have been reported.

. Hypervitaminosis A

Hypervitaminosis A, manifested by nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, blurred vision has been reported in patients with renal failure receiving 1.5 mg/day retinol and in patients with liver disease, Therefore, supplementation of renal failure patients and patients with liver disease with vitamin A, an ingredient found in Infuvite Adult, should be undertaken with caution [See Use in Specific Populations (8.5 and 8.6)].

Vitamin K Antagonizes the Anticoagulant Action of Warfarin

Vitamin K, which is found in Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) antagonizes the anticoagulant action of warfarin.In patients who are on warfarin anticoagulant therapy receiving parenteral multivitamins such as with Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) blood levels of prothrombin/INR should be periodically monitored to determine if dose of warfarin needs to be adjusted.

Interferes with Diagnosis of Megaloblastic Anemia

Do not administer Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) to patients with suspected or diagnosed megaloblastic anemia prior to blood sampling for the detection of the folic acid and cyanocobalamin deficiencies. The folic acid and the cyanocobalamin in the Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) solution can mask serum deficits of folic acid and cyanocobalamin in these patients.

Monitor Blood Vitamin Concentrations to Determine if Deficiencies or Excesses are Developing

In patients receiving parenteral multivitamins such as with Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE), blood concentration should be periodically monitored to determine if deficiencies or excesses are developing. Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) may not correct long-standing specific vitamin deficiencies. The administration of additional therapeutic doses of specific vitamins may be required [see Dosage and Administration (2.2)].

Interference with Urine Glucose Testing

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)contains vitamin C which is also known as ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid in the urine may cause false negative urine glucose determinations.

Incompatibility with Intravenous Fat Emulsions

Do not add Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)directly to intravenous fat emulsions.

Adverse Reactions

The following adverse reactions are discussed in greater detail in other section of the labeling.

Allergic and anaphylactoid reactions following intravenous administration of thiamine [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].
Hypervitaminosis A [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)]

Other adverse reactions:

Dermatologic: rash, erythema, pruritis

CNS: headache, dizziness, agitation, anxiety

Ophthalmic: diplopia

Drug Interactions

A number of interactions between vitamins and drugs have been reported. Consult appropriate references for additional specific vitamin-drug interactions. The following are examples of these types of interactions:

Clinical Interactions Affecting Levels of Co-administered Drugs

Folic Acid

Phenytoin metabolism may be increased by folic acid. Folic acid may lower the serum concentration of phenytoin resulting in increased seizure activity.

Patient’s response to methotrexate therapy may be decreased by folic acid.

Pyridoxine

The metabolism of levodopa may be increased and its efficacy may be decreased by pyridoxine.

Antibiotics

Antibiotic activity of erythromycin, kanamycin, streptomycin, doxycycline, and lincomycin is decreased by thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacinamide, and ascorbic acid. Bleomycin is inactivated in vitro by ascorbic acid and riboflavin.

Clinical Interactions Affecting Vitamin Levels

Hydralazine, Isoniazid

Pyridoxine requirements may be increased by concomitant administration of hydralazine or isoniazid.

Chloramphenicol

In patients with pernicious anemia, the hematologic response to vitamin B12 therapy may be inhibited by concomitant administration of chloramphenicol.

Phenytoin

Serum folic acid concentrations may be decreased by phenytoin and, therefore it should be avoided in pregnancy.

USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

Pregnancy

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) has not been studied in pregnant women. Pregnant women should follow the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances for their condition, because their vitamin requirements may exceed those of nonpregnant women.

Nursing Mothers

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) has not been studied in lactating women.Lactating women should follow the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances for their condition, because their vitamin requirement may exceed those of nonlactating women. Caution should be exercised when Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) is administered to a nursing mother.

Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness in children below the age of 11 years have not been established.

Geriatric Use

Safety and effectiveness for geriatric use have not been established.

Renal Impairment

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) has not been studied in patients with renal impairment. Monitor renal function, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin A levels in patients with renal impairment [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)].

Hepatic Impairment

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) has not been studied in patients with liver impairments. Monitor vitamin A level in patients with liver disease, high alcohol consumption [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)].

Overdosage

Signs and symptoms of acute or chronic overdosage may be those of individual Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)component toxicity.

Infuvite Adult Description

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) is a sterile product consisting of 2 vials – 1 each of Vial 1 (50 mL) and Vial 2 (50 mL Fill in 100 mL Vial), provided as a pharmacy bulk package.

A pharmacy bulk package is a container of a sterile preparation for parenteral use that contains many single doses. The contents are intended for use in a pharmacy admixture program and are restricted to the preparation of admixtures for intravenous infusion.

Each 5 mL of Vial 1 contains:

Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 mg

Vitamin A* (as palmitate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,300 IU

Vitamin D3* (cholecalciferol) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 IU

Thiamine (Vitamin B1) (as the hydrochloride) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 mg

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

(as riboflavin 5-phosphate sodium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.6 mg

Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 mg

Niacinamide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 mg

Dexpanthenol

(as d-pantothenyl alcohol) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 mg

Vitamin E* (dl-α-tocopheryl acetate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 IU

Vitamin K1* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 mcg

Inactive ingredients: 1.4% polysorbate 80, sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid for pH adjustment, and water for injection.

*Polysorbate 80 is used to water solubilize the oil-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.

Each 5 mL of Vial 2 contains:

Folic acid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600 mcg

Biotin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 mcg

Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 mcg

Inactive ingredients: 30% propylene glycol, citric acid and/or sodium citrate for pH adjustment, and water for injection.

“Aqueous” multiple vitamin preparation for intravenous infusion:

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)(Multiple Vitamins for Infusion) makes available a combination of important oil-soluble and water-soluble vitamins in an aqueous solution, formulated for incorporation into intravenous solutions. The liposoluble vitamins A, D, E, and K have been solubilized in an aqueous medium with polysorbate 80, permitting intravenous administration of these vitamins.

Contains no more than 70 mcg/L of aluminum (combined Vials 1 and 2).

Nonclinical Toxicology

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

Carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, and fertility studies have not been performed with Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE).

How Supplied/Storage and Handling

Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE) – NDC 54643-5650-2, is available in boxes containing 2 vials – 1 each of Vial 1 (50 mL) and Vial 2 (50 mL Fill in 100 mL Vial). Mix contents of Vial 1 with Vial 2 to provide 10 single doses.

Store under refrigeration, 2-8°C (36-46°F).

Patient Counseling Information

Instruct patient that Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)is indicated for the prevention of vitamin deficiency in adults and children 11 and older receiving parenteral nutrition and in patients with extensive burns, fractures and other trauma, severe infectious diseases, and comatose states, or who undergo surgery.
Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)is contraindicated in patients who have a history of hypersensitivity to any of the vitamins in this product or existing hypervitaminosis due to any vitamins contained in this formulation. Obtain detailed allergy and concomitant drug information from the patient, as well as if they have any kidney or liver impairment and if they are pregnant, prior to Infuvite Adult (PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE)administration.
Tell patients to watch for signs of allergic reactions such as urticaria, shortness of breath, wheezing and angioedema, which have been reported following intravenous administration of thiamine.
Instruct patients with renal impairment to immediately report signs of hypervitaminosis A, manifested by nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, which has been reported in patients with renal failure receiving 1.5 mg/day retinol and in patients with liver disease.
Instruct patients to report other adverse reactions such as rash, erythema, pruritus, headache, dizziness, agitation, anxiety, and diplopia.
Instruct patients who are on warfarin anticoagulant therapy to monitor periodically blood prothrombin/ INR levels to determine if the dose of warfarin needs to be adjusted.
Explain the significance of periodic monitoring of blood vitamin concentrations to determine if vitamin deficiencies or excesses are developing and the need to monitor renal function, calcium, phosphorus, aluminum and vitamin A levels in patients with renal impairment.

Manufactured by

Sandoz Canada Inc.

145 Jules-Léger Street

Boucherville, Qc, Canada, J4B 7K8

Distributed by

Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Clintec Nutrition Division

Deerfield, IL 60015 USA

Printed in Canada

January 2013

® INFUVITE is a registered trademark of Sandoz Canada Inc.

D46086517

Infuvite Adult Pharmacy Bulk Package Carton

2A9019 NDC 54643-5650-2

Baxter

INFUVITE® ADULT

PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE

Multiple Vitamins for Infusion

PHARMACY BULK PACKAGE

NOT FOR DIRECT INFUSION

For intravenous infusion after dilution only.

Sterile Rx only

Contents: Vial 1 (50 mL) and

Vial 2 (50 mL Fill in 100 mL Vial).

Both vials combined produce 10 single doses.

Store under refrigeration, 2-8°C (36-46°F).

ADULT INFUVITE MULTIPLE VITAMINS FOR INFUSION PHARMACY BULK 
asorbic acid, vitamin a palmitate, cholecalciferol, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin 5-phosphate sodium, pyridoxine hydrochloride, niacinamide, dexpanthenol, alpha-tocopherol acetate, vitamin k1, folic acid, biotin, cyanocobalamin injection, solution
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:54643-5650
Route of Administration INTRAVENOUS DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
ASCORBIC ACID (ASCORBIC ACID) ASCORBIC ACID 200 mg  in 10 mL
VITAMIN A PALMITATE (VITAMIN A) VITAMIN A 3300 [iU]  in 10 mL
CHOLECALCIFEROL (CHOLECALCIFEROL) CHOLECALCIFEROL 200 [iU]  in 10 mL
THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE (THIAMINE ION) THIAMINE 6 mg  in 10 mL
RIBOFLAVIN 5'-PHOSPHATE SODIUM (RIBOFLAVIN) RIBOFLAVIN 3.6 mg  in 10 mL
PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (PYRIDOXINE) PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE 6 mg  in 10 mL
NIACINAMIDE (NIACINAMIDE) NIACINAMIDE 40 mg  in 10 mL
DEXPANTHENOL (DEXPANTHENOL) DEXPANTHENOL 15 mg  in 10 mL
.ALPHA.-TOCOPHEROL ACETATE (.ALPHA.-TOCOPHEROL) .ALPHA.-TOCOPHEROL ACETATE 10 [iU]  in 10 mL
PHYTONADIONE (PHYTONADIONE) PHYTONADIONE 150 ug  in 10 mL
FOLIC ACID (FOLIC ACID) FOLIC ACID 600 ug  in 10 mL
BIOTIN (BIOTIN) BIOTIN 60 ug  in 10 mL
CYANOCOBALAMIN (CYANOCOBALAMIN) CYANOCOBALAMIN 5 ug  in 10 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
POLYSORBATE 80  
PROPYLENE GLYCOL  
ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID  
SODIUM CITRATE  
SODIUM HYDROXIDE  
HYDROCHLORIC ACID  
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:54643-5650-2 2 VIAL in 1 CARTON
1 50 mL in 1 VIAL
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
NDA NDA021559 06/16/2003
Labeler - Sandoz Canada Inc (244062071)
Revised: 01/2013
 
Sandoz Canada Inc
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