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Ondansetron and Dextrose

Pronunciation

Generic Name: ondansetron hydrochloride and dextrose
Dosage Form: injection

Ondansetron in 5% Dextrose Injection

Ondansetron and Dextrose Description

The active ingredient in Ondansetron in 5 % Dextrose Injection is ondansetron hydrochloride (HCl), the racemic form of ondansetron and a selective blocking agent of the serotonin 5-HT receptor type. Chemically it is (±)1, 2, 3, 9-tetrahydro-9-methyl-3-[(2-methyl-1H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl]-4H-carbazol-4-one,monohydrochloride, dihydrate. It has the following structural formula:

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The empirical formula is C18H19N3O•HCl•2H2O, representing a molecular weight of 365.9.

Ondansetron HCl is a white to off-white powder that is soluble in water and normal saline.

Sterile, Premixed Solution for Intravenous Administration in Single-Dose, Flexible PVC free single use Containers:Each 50 mL contains ondansetron 32 mg (as the hydrochloride dihydrate); dextrose 2500 mg; and citric acid 26 mg and sodium citrate 11.5 mg as buffers in Water for Injection, USP. It contains no preservatives. The osmolarity of this solution is 270 mOsm/L (approx.), and the pH is 3.0 to 4.0.

The Flexible PVC free single use Container is fabricated from a specially formulated1, plastic film. Water can permeate from inside the container into the overwrap but not in amounts sufficient to affect the solution significantly. Solutions inside the plastic container also can leach out certain chemical components in very small amounts before the expiration period is attained. However, the safety of the plastic has been confirmed by tests in animals according to USP biological standards for plastic containers.

1 Reference of both container closure systems have been added.

Ondansetron and Dextrose - Clinical Pharmacology

Pharmacodynamics:

Ondansetron is a selective 5-HT receptor 3 antagonist. While ondansetron's mechanism of action has not been fully characterized, it is not a dopamine-receptor antagonist. Serotonin receptors of the 5-HT3 type are present both peripherally on vagal nerve terminals and centrally in the chemoreceptor trigger zone of the area postrema. It is not certain whether ondansetron's antiemetic action in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting is mediated centrally, peripherally, or in both sites. However, cytotoxic chemotherapy appears to be associated with release of serotonin from the enterochromaffin cells of the small intestine. In humans, urinary 5-HIAA (5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid) excretion increases after cisplatin administration in parallel with the onset of vomiting. The released serotonin may stimulate the vagal afferents through the 5-HT3 receptors and initiate the vomiting reflex.

In animals, the emetic response to cisplatin can be prevented by pretreatment with an inhibitor of serotonin synthesis, bilateral abdominal vagotomy and greater splanchnic nerve section, or pretreatment with a serotonin 5-HT receptor antagonist.

In normal volunteers, single I.V. doses of 0.15 mg/kg of ondansetron had no effect on esophageal motility, gastric motility, lower esophageal sphincter pressure, or small intestinal transit time. In another study in six normal male volunteers, a 16 mg dose infused over 5 minutes showed no effect of the drug on cardiac output, heart rate, stroke volume, blood pressure, or electrocardiogram (ECG). Multiday administration of ondansetron has been shown to slow colonic transit in normal volunteers. Ondansetron has no effect on plasma prolactin concentrations.

In a gender-balanced pharmacodynamic study (n = 56), ondansetron 4 mg administered intravenously or intramuscularly was dynamically similar in the prevention of nausea and vomiting using the ipecacuanha model of emesis.

Ondansetron does not alter the respiratory depressant effects produced by alfentanil or the degree of neuromuscular blockade produced by atracurium. Interactions with general or local anesthetics have not been studied.

Pharmacokinetics:

Ondansetron is extensively metabolized in humans, with approximately 5% of a radiolabeled dose recovered as the parent compound from the urine. The primary metabolic pathway is hydroxylation on the indole ring followed by glucuronide or sulfate conjugation.

Although some nonconjugated metabolites have pharmacologic activity, these are not found in plasma at concentrations likely to significantly contribute to the biological activity of ondansetron.

In vitro metabolism studies have shown that ondansetron is a substrate for human hepatic cytochrome P-450 enzymes, including CYP1A2, CYP2D6, and CYP3A4. In terms of overall ondansetron turnover, CYP3A4 played the predominant role. Because of the multiplicity of metabolic enzymes capable of metabolizing ondansetron, it is likely that inhibition or loss of one enzyme (e.g., CYP2D6 genetic deficiency) will be compensated by others and may result in little change in overall rates of ondansetron elimination. Ondansetron elimination may be affected by cytochrome P-450 inducers. In a pharmacokinetic study of 16 epileptic patients maintained chronically on CYP3A4 inducers, carbamazepine, or phenytoin, reduction in AUC, Cmax, and Tmax of ondansetron was observed.1 This resulted in a significant increase in clearance. However, on the basis of available data, no dosage adjustment for ondansetron is recommended (see PRECAUTIONS: Drug Interactions).

In humans, carmustine, etoposide, and cisplatin do not affect the pharmacokinetics of ondansetron.

In normal adult volunteers, the following mean pharmacokinetic data have been determined following a single 0.15-mg/kg I.V. dose.

Table 1. Pharmacokinetics in Normal Adult Volunteers
Age-group
(years)
n Peak Plasma Concentration
(ng/mL)
Mean Elimination
Half-life (h)
Plasma Clearance
(L/h/kg)
19 - 40 11 102 3.5 0.381
61- 74 12 106 4.7 0.319
≥ 75 11 170 5.5 0.262

A reduction in clearance and increase in elimination half-life are seen in patients over 75 years of age. In clinical trials with cancer patients, safety and efficacy were similar in patients over 65 years of age and those under 65 years of age; there was an insufficient number of patients over 75 years of age to permit conclusions in that age-group. No dosage adjustment is recommended in the elderly.

In patients with mild-to-moderate hepatic impairment, clearance is reduced 2-fold and mean half-life is increased to 11.6 hours compared to 5.7 hours in normals. In patients with severe hepatic impairment 2 (Child-Pugh score of 10 or greater), clearance is reduced 2-fold to 3-fold and apparent volume of distribution is increased with a resultant increase in half-life to 20 hours. In patients with severe hepatic impairment, a total daily dose of 8 mg should not be exceeded.

Due to the very small contribution (5%) of renal clearance to the overall clearance, renal impairment was not expected to significantly influence the total clearance of ondansetron. However, ondansetron mean plasma clearance was reduced by about 41% in patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance < 30 mL/min). This reduction in clearance is variable and was not consistent with an increase in half-life. No reduction in dose or dosing frequency in these patients is warranted.

In adult cancer patients, the mean elimination half-life was 4 hours, and there was no difference in the multidose pharmacokinetics over a 4-day period. In a study of 21 pediatric cancer patients (4 to 18 years of age) who received three I.V. doses of 0.15 mg/kg of ondansetron at 4-hour intervals, patients older than 15 years of age exhibited ondansetron pharmacokinetic parameters similar to those of adults. Patients 4 to 12 years of age generally showed higher clearance and somewhat larger volume of distribution than adults. Most pediatric patients younger than 15 years of age with cancer had a shorter (2.4 hours) ondansetron plasma half-life than patients older than 15 years of age. It is not known whether these differences in ondansetron plasma half-life may result in differences in efficacy between adults and some young pediatric patients (see CLINICAL TRIALS: Pediatric Studies).

Pharmacokinetic samples were collected from 74 cancer patients 6 to 48 months of age, who received a dose of 0.15 mg/kg of I.V. ondansetron every 4 hours for 3 doses during a safety and efficacy trial. These data were combined with sequential pharmacokinetics data from 41 surgery patients 1 month to 24 months of age, who received a single dose of 0.1 mg/kg of I.V. ondansetron prior to surgery with general anesthesia, and a population pharmacokinetic analysis was performed on the combined data set. The results of this analysis are included in Table 2 and are compared to the pharmacokinetic results in cancer patients 4 to 18 years of age.

Ondansetron prior to surgery with general anesthesia, and a population pharmacokinetic analysis was performed on the combined data set. The results of this analysis are included in Table 2 and are compared to the pharmacokinetic results in cancer patients 4 to 18 years of age.

Table 2. Pharmacokinetics in Pediatric Cancer Patients 1 Month to 18 Years of Age
Subjects and Age Group N CL
(L/h/kg)
Vdss
(L/kg)
T1/2
(h)
Geometric Mean Mean
*
Population PK (Pharmacokinetic) Patients: 64% cancer patients and 36% surgery patients.
Pediatric Cancer Patients 4 to 18 years of age N = 21 0.599 1.9 2.8
Population PK Patients* 1 month to 48 months of age N=115 0.582 3.65 4.9

Based on the population pharmacokinetic analysis, cancer patients 6 to 48 months of age who receive a dose of 0.15 mg/kg of I.V. ondansetron every 4 hours for 3 doses would be expected to achieve a systemic exposure (AUC) consistent with the exposure achieved in previous pediatric studies in cancer patients (4 to 18 years of age) at similar doses.

In a study of 21 pediatric patients (3 to 12 years of age) who were undergoing surgery requiring anesthesia for a duration of 45 minutes to 2 hours, a single I.V. dose of ondansetron, 2 mg (3 to 7 years) or 4 mg (8 to 12 years), was administered immediately prior to anesthesia induction. Mean weight-normalized clearance and volume of distribution values in these pediatric surgical patients were similar to those previously reported for young adults. Mean terminal half-life was slightly reduced in pediatric patients (range, 2.5 to 3 hours) in comparison with adults (range, 3 to 3.5 hours).

In a study of 51 pediatric patients (1 month to 24 months of age) who were undergoing surgery requiring general anesthesia, a single I.V. dose of ondansetron, 0.1 or 0.2 mg/kg, was administered prior to surgery. As shown in Table 3, the 41 patients with pharmacokinetic data were divided into 2 groups, patients 1 month to 4 months of age and patients 5 to 24 months of age, and are compared to pediatric patients 3 to 12 years of age.

Table 3. Pharmacokinetics in Pediatric Surgery patients 1 month to 12 Years of Age
Subjects and Age Group N CL
(L/h/kg)
Vdss
(L/kg)
T1/2
(h)
Geometric Mean Mean
Pediatric Surgery Patients 3 to 12 years of Age N = 21 0.439 1.65 2.9
Pediatric Surgery Patients 5 to 24 months of Age N=22 0.581 2.3 2.9
Pediatric Surgery Patients 1 month to 4 months of Age N=19 0.401 3.5 6.7

In general, surgical and cancer pediatric patients younger than 18 years tend to have a higher ondansetron clearance compared to adults leading to a shorter half-life in most pediatric patients. In patients 1 month to 4 months of age, a longer half-life was observed due to the higher volume of distribution in this age group.

In normal volunteers (19 to 39 years old, n = 23), the peak plasma concentration was 264 ng/mL following a single 32 mg dose administered as a 15-minute I.V. infusion. The mean elimination half-life was 4.1 hours. Systemic exposure to 32 mg of ondansetron was not proportional to dose as measured by comparing dose-normalized AUC values to an 8-mg dose. This is consistent with a small decrease in systemic clearance with increasing plasma concentrations.

A study was performed in normal volunteers (n = 56) to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of a single 4-mg dose administered as a 5-minute infusion compared to a single intramuscular injection. Systemic exposure as measured by mean AUC was equivalent, with values of 156 [95% CI 136, 180] and 161 [95% CI 137, 190] ng•h/mL for I.V. and I.M. groups, respectively. Mean peak plasma concentrations were 42.9 [95% CI 33.8, 54.4] ng/mL at 10 minutes after I.V. infusion and 31.9 [95% CI 26.3, 38.6] ng/mL at 41 minutes after I.M. injection. The mean elimination half-life was not affected by route of administration.

Plasma protein binding of ondansetron as measured in vitro was 70% to 76%, with binding constant over the pharmacologic concentration range (10 to 500 ng/mL). Circulating drug also distributes into erythrocytes.

A positive lymphoblast transformation test to ondansetron has been reported, which suggests immunologic sensitivity to ondansetron.

Clinical Trials

Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting:

Adult Studies:

In a double-blind study of three different dosing regimens of Ondansetron in 5 % dextrose injection, 0.015 mg/kg, 0.15 mg/kg, and 0.30 mg/kg, each given three times during the course of cancer chemotherapy, the 0.15-mg/kg dosing regimen was more effective than the 0.015-mg/kg dosing regimen. The 0.30-mg/kg dosing regimen was not shown to be more effective than the 0.15-mg/kg dosing regimen.

Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy:

In a double-blind study in 28 patients, Ondansetron in 5 % dextrose injection (three 0.15-mg/kg doses) was significantly more effective than placebo in preventing nausea and vomiting induced by cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Treatment response was as shown in Table 4.

Table 4. Prevention of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Single-Day Cisplatin Therapy* in Adults
Ondansetron in 5 % dextrose injection Placebo P Value
*
Chemotherapy was high dose (100 and 120 mg/m2; Ondansetron in 5 % dextrose injection n = 6, placebo n = 5) or moderate dose (50 and 80 mg/m2; Ondansetron in 5 % dextrose injection n = 8, placebo n = 9). Other chemotherapeutic agents included fluorouracil, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide. There was no difference between treatments in the types of chemotherapy that would account for differences in response.
Efficacy based on "all patients treated" analysis.
Median undefined since at least 50% of the patients were rescued or had more than five emetic episodes.
§
Visual analog scale assessment of nausea: 0 = no nausea, 100 = nausea as bad as it can be.
Visual analog scale assessment of satisfaction: 0 = not at all satisfied, 100 = totally satisfied.
Number of patients 14 14
Treatment response 2 (14%) 0 (0%)
  0 Emetic episodes 8 (57%) 0 (0%)
  1-2 Emetic episodes 2 (14%) 1 (7%)
  3-5 Emetic episodes
  More than 5 emetic episodes/rescued 2 (14%) 13 (93%) 0.001
Median number of emetic episodes 1.5 Undefined
Median time to first emetic episode (h) 11.6 2.8 0.001
Median nausea scores (0-100)§ 3 59 0.034
Global satisfaction with control of nausea and vomiting (0-100) 96 10.5 0.009

Ondansetron was compared with metoclopramide in a single-blind trial in 307 patients receiving cisplatin ≥100 mg/m2 with or without other chemotherapeutic agents. Patients received the first dose of ondansetron or metoclopramide 30 minutes before cisplatin. Two additional ondansetron doses were administered 4 and 8 hours later, or five additional metoclopramide doses were administered 2, 4, 7, 10, and 13 hours later. Cisplatin was administered over a period of 3 hours or less. Episodes of vomiting and retching were tabulated over the period of 24 hours after cisplatin. The results of this study are summarized in Table 5.

Table 5. Prevention of Vomiting Induced by Cisplatin (≥ 100 mg/m2) Single-Day Therapy* in Adults
Ondansetron in 5 % dextrose injection Metoclopramide P Value
*
In addition to cisplatin, 68% of patients received other chemotherapeutic agents, including cyclophosphamide, etoposide, and fluorouracil. There was no difference between treatments in the types of chemotherapy that would account for differences in response.
Visual analog scale assessment: 0 = not at all satisfied, 100 = totally satisfied.
Dose 0.15 mg/kg × 3 2 mg/kg × 6
Number of patients in efficacy population 136 138
Treatment response
0 Emetic episodes
1-2 Emetic episodes
3-5 Emetic episodes
More than 5 emetic episodes/rescued

54 (40%)
34 (25%)
19 (14%)
29 (21%)

41 (30%)
30 (22%)
18 (13%)
49 (36%)
Comparison of response with respect to
0 Emetic episodes 54/136 41/138 0.083
More than 5 emetic episodes/rescued 29/136 49/138 0.009
Median number of emetic episodes 1 2 0.005
Median time to first emetic episodes (h) 20.5 4.3 < 0.001
Global satisfaction with control of nausea and vomiting (0-100) 85 63 0.001
Acute dystonic Reactions 0 8 0.005
Akathisia 0 10 0.002

In a stratified, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, multicenter study, a single 32-mg dose of ondansetron was compared with three 0.15-mg/kg doses in patients receiving cisplatin doses of either 50 to 70 mg/m2 or ≥ 100 mg/m2. Patients received the first ondansetron dose 30 minutes before cisplatin. Two additional ondansetron doses were administered 4 and 8 hours later to the group receiving three 0.15-mg/kg doses. In both strata, significantly fewer patients on the single 32-mg dose than those receiving the three-dose regimen failed.

Table 6. Prevention of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Single-Dose Therapy in Adults
Ondansetron Dose P Value
0.15 mg/kg × 3 32 mg × 1
*
Visual analog scale assessment: 0 = no nausea, 100 = nausea as bad as it can be.
Median undefined since at least 50% of patients did not have any emetic episodes.
High-dose cisplatin100 mg/m2)
Number of patients 100 102
Treatment response
  0 Emetic episodes
  1-2 Emetic episodes
  3-5 Emetic episodes
  More than 5 emetic episodes / rescued
41 (41%)
19 (19%)
4 (4%)
36 (36%)
49 (48%)
25 (25%)
8 (8%)
20 (20%)
0.315


0.009
Median time to first emetic episodes (h) 21.7 23 0.173
Median nausea scores
(0 to 100)*
28 13 0.004
Medium-dose cisplatin (50-70 mg/m2)
Number of Patients 101 93
Treatment response
  0 Emetic episodes
  1-2 Emetic episodes
  3-5 Emetic episodes
  More than 5 emetic
episodes/rescued
62 (61%)
11 (11%)
6 (6%)
22 (22%)
68 (73%)
14 (15%)
3 (3%)
8 (9%)
0.083


0.011
Median time to first emetic episodes (h) Undefined Undefined
Median nausea scores
(0 - 100)*
9 3 0.131
Cyclophosphamide-Based Chemotherapy:

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of Ondansetron in 5 % dextrose injection (three 0.15-mg/kg doses) in 20 patients receiving cyclophosphamide (500 to 600 mg/m2) chemotherapy, Ondansetron in 5 % dextrose injection was significantly more effective than placebo in preventing nausea and vomiting. The results are summarized in Table 7.

Table 7. Prevention of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Single-Day Cyclophosphamide Therapy* in Adults
Ondansetron Injection Placebo P Value
*
Chemotherapy consisted of cyclophosphamide in all patients, plus other agents, including fluorouracil, doxorubicin, methotrexate, and vincristine. There was no difference between treatments in the type of chemotherapy that would account for differences in response.
Efficacy based on "all patients treated" analysis.
Median undefined since at least 50% of patients did not have any emetic episodes.
§
Visual analog scale assessment of nausea: 0 = no nausea, 100 = nausea as bad as it can be.
Visual analog scale assessment of satisfaction: 0 = not at all satisfied, 100 = totally satisfied.
Number of patients 10 10
Treatment response
  0 Emetic episodes
  1-2 Emetic episodes
  3-5 Emetic episodes
  More than 5 emetic episodes / rescued
7 (70%)
0 (0%)
2 (20%)
1 (10%)
0 (0%)
2 (20%)
4 (40%)
4 (40%)
0.001


0.131
Median number of emetic episodes 0 4 0.008
Median time to first emetic episode (h) Undefined 8.79
Median nausea scores (0-100)§ 0 60 0.001
Global satisfaction with control of nausea and vomiting (0-100) 100 52 0.008
Re-treatment

In uncontrolled trials, 127 patients receiving cisplatin (median dose, 100 mg/m2) and ondansetron who had two or fewer emetic episodes were re-treated with ondansetron and chemotherapy, mainly cisplatin, for a total of 269 re-treatment courses (median, 2; range, 1 to 10). No emetic episodes occurred in 160 (59%), and two or fewer emetic episodes occurred in 217 (81%) re-treatment courses.

Pediatric Studies:

Four open-label, noncomparative (one US, three foreign) trials have been performed with 209 pediatric cancer patients 4 to 18 years of age given a variety of cisplatin or noncisplatin regimens. In the three foreign trials, the initial Ondansetron in 5 % dextrose injection dose ranged from 0.04 to 0.87 mg/kg for a total dose of 2.16 to 12 mg. This was followed by the oral administration of ondansetron ranging from 4 to 24 mg daily for 3 days. In the US trial, Ondansetron in 5 % dextrose injection was administered intravenously (only) in three doses of 0.15 mg/kg each for a total daily dose of 7.2 to 39 mg. In these studies, 58% of the 196 evaluable patients had a complete response (no emetic episodes) on day 1. Thus, prevention of vomiting in these pediatric patients was essentially the same as for patients older than 18 years of age.

An open-label, multicenter, noncomparative trial has been performed in 75 pediatric cancer patients 6 to 48 months of age receiving at least one moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapeutic agent. Fifty-seven percent (57%) were females; 67% were white, 18% were American Hispanic, and 15% were black patients. Ondansetron in 5 % dextrose injection was administered intravenously over 15 minutes in three doses of 0.15 mg/kg. The first dose was administered 30 minutes before the start of chemotherapy, the second and third doses were administered 4 and 8 hours after the first dose, respectively. Eighteen patients (25%) received routine prophylactic dexamethasone (i.e., not given as rescue). Of the 75 evaluable patients, 56% had a complete response (no emetic episodes) on day 1. Thus, prevention of vomiting in these pediatric patients was comparable to the prevention of vomiting in patients 4 years of age and older.

Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting:

Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting:

Adult Studies:

Adult surgical patients who received ondansetron immediately before the induction of general balanced anesthesia (barbiturate: thiopental, methohexital, or thiamylal; opioid: alfentanil or fentanyl; nitrous oxide; neuromuscular blockade: succinylcholine/curare and/or vecuronium or atracurium; and supplemental isoflurane) were evaluated in two double-blind US studies involving 554 patients. Ondansetron in 5 % dextrose injection (4 mg) I.V. given over 2 to 5 minutes was significantly more effective than placebo. The results of these studies are summarized in Table 8.

Table 8. Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Adult Patients
Ondansetron 4 mg I.V. Placebo P Value
Study 1
Emetic episodes:
Number of patients 136 139
Treatment response over 24-h postoperative period
  0 Emetic episodes
  1 Emetic episode
  More than 1 Emetic episode / rescued
103 (76%)
13 (10%)
20 (15%)
64 (46%)
17 (12%)
58 (42%)
<0.001
Nausea assessments:
Number of patients 134 136
No nausea over 24-h postoperative period 56 (42%) 39 (29%)
Study 2
Emetic episodes:
Number of patients 136 143
Treatment response over 24-h postoperative period
  0 Emetic episodes
  1 Emetic episode
  More than 1 Emetic episode / rescued
85 (63%)
16 (12%)
35 (26%)
63 (44%)
29 (20%)
51 (36%)
0.002
Nausea assessments:
Number of patients 125 133
No nausea over 24-h postoperative period 48 (38%) 42 (32%)

The study populations in Table 8 consisted mainly of females undergoing laparoscopic procedures.

In a placebo-controlled study conducted in 468 males undergoing outpatient procedures, a single 4-mg I.V. ondansetron dose prevented postoperative vomiting over a 24-hour study period in 79% of males receiving drug compared to 63% of males receiving placebo (P < 0.001).

Two other placebo-controlled studies were conducted in 2,792 patients undergoing major abdominal or gynecological surgeries to evaluate a single 4-mg or 8-mg I.V. ondansetron dose for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting over a 24-hour study period. At the 4-mg dosage, 59% of patients receiving ondansetron versus 45% receiving placebo in the first study (P < 0.001) and 41% of patients receiving ondansetron versus 30% receiving placebo in the second study (P = 0.001) experienced no emetic episodes. No additional benefit was observed in patients who received I.V. ondansetron 8 mg compared to patients who received I.V. ondansetron 4 mg.

Pediatric Studies:

Three double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have been performed (one US, two foreign) in 1,049 male and female patients (2 to 12 years of age) undergoing general anesthesia with nitrous oxide. The surgical procedures included tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy, strabismus surgery, herniorrhaphy, and orchidopexy. Patients were randomized to either single I.V. doses of ondansetron (0.1 mg/kg for pediatric patients weighing 40 kg or less, 4 mg for pediatric patients weighing more than 40 kg) or placebo. Study drug was administered over at least 30 seconds, immediately prior to or following anesthesia induction. Ondansetron was significantly more effective than placebo in preventing nausea and vomiting. The results of these studies are summarized in Table 9.

Table 9. Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Pediatric Patients 2 to 12 Years of Age
Treatment Response Over 24 Hours Ondansetron n (%) Placebo n (%) P Value
*
Failure was one or more emetic episodes, rescued, or withdrawn.
Nausea measured as none, mild, or severe.
Study 1
Number of patients
0 Emetic episodes
Failure*

205
140 (68%)
65 (32%)

210
82 (39%)
128 (61%)
≤ 0.001
Study 2
Number of patients
0 Emetic episodes
Failure*

112
68 (61%)
44 (39%)

110
38 (35%)
72 (65%)
≤ 0.001
Study 3
Number of patients
0 Emetic episodes
Failure*

206
123 (60%)
83 (40%)

206
96 (47%)
110 (53%)
≤ 0.01
Nausea assessments
Number of patients
None

185
119 (64%)

191
99 (52%)
≤ 0.01

A double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled study was conducted in 670 pediatric patients 1 month to 24 months of age who were undergoing routine surgery under general anesthesia1

Seventy-five percent (75%) were males; 64% were white, 15% were black, 13% were American Hispanic, 2% were Asian, and 6% were "other race" patients. A single 0.1-mg/kg I.V. dose of ondansetron administered within 5 minutes following induction of anesthesia was statistically significantly more effective than placebo in preventing vomiting. In the placebo group, 28% of patients experienced vomiting compared to 11% of subjects who received ondansetron (P ≤ 0.01). Overall, 32 (10%) of placebo patients and 18 (5%) of patients who received ondansetron received antiemetic rescue medication(s) or prematurely withdrew from the study.

Prevention of Further Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting:

Adult Studies:

Adult surgical patients receiving general balanced anesthesia (barbiturate: thiopental, methohexital, or thiamylal; opioid: alfentanil or fentanyl; nitrous oxide; neuromuscular blockade: succinylcholine/curare and/or vecuronium or atracurium; and supplemental isoflurane) who received no prophylactic antiemetics and who experienced nausea and/or vomiting within 2 hours postoperatively were evaluated in two double-blind US studies involving 441 patients. Patients who experienced an episode of postoperative nausea and/or vomiting were given Ondansetron in 5 % dextrose injection (4 mg) I.V. over 2 to 5 minutes, and this was significantly more effective than placebo. The results of these studies are summarized in Table 10.

Table 10. Prevention of Further Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Adult Patients
Ondansetron 4 mg I.V. Placebo P Value
*
After administration of study drug.
Nausea measured on a scale of 0-10 with 0 = no nausea, 10 = nausea as bad as it can be.
Study 1
Emetic episodes:
Number of patients 104 117
Treatment response 24 h after study drug
  0 Emetic episodes
  1 Emetic episode
  More than 1 Emetic episode / rescued
Median time to first emetic episode (min)*
49 (47%)
12 (12%)
43 (41%)
55.0
19 (16%)
9 (8%)
89 (76%)
43.0
<0.001
Nausea assessments:
Number of patients 98 102
Mean nausea score over 24-h postoperative period 1.7 3.1
Study 2
Emetic episodes:
Number of patients 112 108
Treatment response 24 h after study drug
  0 Emetic episodes
  1 Emetic episode
  More than 1 Emetic episode / rescued
Median time to first emetic episode (min)*
49 (44%)
14 (13%)
49 (44%)
60.5
28 (26%)
3 (3%)
77 (71%)
34.0
0.006
Nausea assessments:
Number of patients 105 85
Mean nausea score over 24-h postoperative period 1.9 2.9

The study populations in Table 10 consisted mainly of women undergoing laparoscopic procedures.

Repeat Dosing in Adults:

In patients who do not achieve adequate control of postoperative nausea and vomiting following a single, prophylactic, preinduction, I.V. dose of ondansetron 4 mg, administration of a second I.V. dose of ondansetron 4 mg postoperatively does not provide additional control of nausea and vomiting.

Pediatric Study:

One double-blind, placebo-controlled, US study was performed in 351 male and female outpatients (2 to 12 years of age) who received general anesthesia with nitrous oxide and no prophylactic antiemetics. Surgical procedures were unrestricted. Patients who experienced two or more emetic episodes within 2 hours following discontinuation of nitrous oxide were randomized to either single I.V. doses of ondansetron (0.1 mg/kg for pediatric patients weighing 40 kg or less, 4 mg for pediatric patients weighing more than 40 kg) or placebo administered over at least 30 seconds. Ondansetron was significantly more effective than placebo in preventing further episodes of nausea and vomiting. The results of the study are summarized in Table 11.

Table 11. Prevention of Further Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Pediatric Patients 2 to 12 Years of Age
Treatment Response Over 24 Hours Ondansetron n (%) Placebo n (%) P Value
*
Failure was one or more emetic episodes, rescued, or withdrawn.
Number of patients 180 171
0 Emetic episodes
Failure*
96 (53%)
29 (17%)
38 (17%)
142 (83%)
≤ 0.001

Indications and Usage for Ondansetron and Dextrose

  1. Prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, including high-dose cisplatin. Efficacy of the 32-mg single dose beyond 24 hours in these patients has not been established.

Contraindications

The concomitant use of apomorphine with ondansetron is contraindicated based on reports of profound hypotension and loss of consciousness when apomorphine was administered with ondansetron.

Ondansetron in 5 % Dextrose Injection is contraindicated for patients known to have hypersensitivity to the drug.

Warnings

Hypersensitivity reactions have been reported in patients who have exhibited hypersensitivity to other selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonists.

Precautions

General

Ondansetron is not a drug that stimulates gastric or intestinal peristalsis. It should not be used instead of nasogastric suction. The use of ondansetron in patients following abdominal surgery or in patients with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting may mask a progressive ileus and/or gastric distention.

Rarely and predominantly with intravenous ondansetron, transient ECG changes including QT interval prolongation have been reported.

Drug Interactions:

Ondansetron does not itself appear to induce or inhibit the cytochrome P-450 drug-metabolizing enzyme system of the liver (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: Pharmacokinetics). Because ondansetron is metabolized by hepatic cytochrome P-450 drug-metabolizing enzymes (CYP3A4, CYP2D6, CYP1A2), inducers or inhibitors of these enzymes may change the clearance and, hence, the half-life of ondansetron. On the basis of limited available data, no dosage adjustment is recommended for patients on these drugs.

Apomorphine:

Based on reports of profound hypotension and loss of consciousness when apomorphine was administered with ondansetron, concomitant use of apomorphine with ondansetron is contraindicated (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).

Phenytoin, Carbamazepine, and Rifampicin:

In patients treated with potent inducers of CYP3A4 (i.e., phenytoin, carbamazepine, and rifampicin), the clearance of ondansetron was significantly increased and ondansetron blood concentrations were decreased. However, on the basis of available data, no dosage adjustment for ondansetron is recommended for patients on these drugs.1, 3

Tramadol:

Although no pharmacokinetic drug interaction between ondansetron and tramadol has been observed, data from 2 small studies indicate that ondansetron may be associated with an increase 4,5 in patient controlled administration of tramadol.4, 5

Chemotherapy:

Tumor response to chemotherapy in the P 388 mouse leukemia model is not affected by ondansetron. In humans, carmustine, etoposide, and cisplatin do not affect the pharmacokinetics of ondansetron.

In a crossover study in 76 pediatric patients, I.V. ondansetron did not increase blood levels of high-dose methotrexate.

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility:

Carcinogenic effects were not seen in 2-year studies in rats and mice with oral ondansetron doses up to 10 and 30 mg/kg per day, respectively. Ondansetron was not mutagenic in standard tests for mutagenicity. Oral administration of ondansetron up to 15 mg/kg per day did not affect fertility or general reproductive performance of male and female rats.

Pregnancy:

Teratogenic Effects:

Pregnancy Category B.

Reproduction studies have been performed in pregnant rats and rabbits at I.V. doses up to 4 mg/kg per day and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to ondansetron. There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

Nursing Mothers:

Ondansetron is excreted in the breast milk of rats. It is not known whether ondansetron is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when ondansetron is administered to a nursing woman.

Pediatric Use:

Little information is available about the use of ondansetron in pediatric surgical patients younger than 1 month of age. (See CLINICAL TRIALS section for studies of ondansetron in prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients 1 month of age and older.) Little information is available about the use of ondansetron in pediatric cancer patients younger than 6 months of age. (See CLINICAL TRIALS section for studies of ondansetron in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in pediatric patients 6 months of age and older.) (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.) The clearance of ondansetron in pediatric patients 1 month to 4 months of age is slower and the half-life is ~2.5 fold longer than patients who are > 4 to 24 months of age. As a precaution, it is recommended that patients less than 4 months of age receiving this drug be closely monitored. (See CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: Pharmacokinetics).

The frequency and type of adverse events reported in pediatric patients receiving ondansetron were similar to those in patients receiving placebo. (See ADVERSE REACTIONS).

Geriatric Use:

Of the total number of subjects enrolled in cancer chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting in US- and foreign-controlled clinical trials, 862 were 65 years of age and over. No overall differences in safety or effectiveness were observed between these subjects and younger subjects, and other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger patients, but greater sensitivity of some older individuals cannot be ruled out. Dosage adjustment is not needed in patients over the age of 65 (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY).

Adverse Reactions

Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting:

The adverse events in Table 12 have been reported in adults receiving ondansetron at a dosage of three 0.15-mg/kg doses or as a single 32-mg dose in clinical trials. These patients were receiving concomitant chemotherapy, primarily cisplatin, and I.V. fluids. Most were receiving a diuretic.

Table 12. Principal Adverse Events in Comparative Trials in Adults
Number of Adult Patients With Event
Ondansetron in 5% dextrose Injection , USP
0.15 mg/kg x 3
n = 419
Ondansetron in 5% dextrose Injection , USP
32 mg x 1
n = 220

Metoclopramide
n=156
Placebo
n=34
*
See Neurological.
Diarrhea 16% 8% 44% 18%
Headache 17% 25% 7% 15%
Fever 8% 7% 5% 3%
Akathisia 0% 0% 6% 0%
Acute dystonic reactions* 0% 0% 5% 0%

The following have been reported during controlled clinical trials:

Cardiovascular:

Rare cases of angina (chest pain), electrocardiographic alterations, hypotension, and tachycardia have been reported. In many cases, the relationship to Ondansetron in 5% dextrose Injection , USP was unclear.

Gastrointestinal:

Constipation has been reported in 11% of chemotherapy patients receiving multiday ondansetron.

Hepatic:

In comparative trials in cisplatin chemotherapy patients with normal baseline values of aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT), these enzymes have been reported to exceed twice the upper limit of normal in approximately 5% of patients. The increases were transient and did not appear to be related to dose or duration of therapy. On repeat exposure, similar transient elevations in transaminase values occurred in some courses, but symptomatic hepatic disease did not occur.

Integumentary:

Rash has occurred in approximately 1% of patients receiving ondansetron.

Neurological:

There have been rare reports consistent with, but not diagnostic of, extrapyramidal reactions in patients receiving Ondansetron in 5% dextrose injection, and rare cases of grand mal seizure. The relationship to Ondansetron in 5% dextrose injection was unclear.

Other:

Rare cases of hypokalemia have been reported. The relationship to Ondansetron in 5% dextrose Injection was unclear.

Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting:

The adverse events in Table 13 have been reported in ≥ 2% of adults receiving ondansetron at a dosage of 4 mg I.V. over 2 to 5 minutes in clinical trials. Rates of these events were not significantly different in the ondansetron and placebo groups. These patients were receiving multiple concomitant perioperative and postoperative medications.

Table 13. Adverse Events in ≥ 2% of Adults Receiving Ondansetron at a Dosage of 4 mg I.V. over 2 to 5 Minutes in Clinical Trials
Ondansetron in 5% dextrose Injection 4 mg I.V. n = 547 patients Placebo n = 547 patients
*
Sites of pain included abdomen, stomach, joints, rib cage, shoulder.
Headache 92 (17%) 77 (14%)
Dizziness 67 (12%) 88 (16%)
Musculoskeletal pain 57 (10%) 59 (11%)
Drowsiness/sedation 44 (8%) 37 (7%)
Shivers 38 (7%) 39 (7%)
Malaise/fatigue 25 (5%) 30 (5%)
Injection site reaction 21 (4%) 18 (3%)
Urinary retention 17 (3%) 15 (3%)
Postoperative CO2-related pain* 12 (2%) 16 (3%)
Chest pain (unspecified) 12 (2%) 15 (3%)
Anxiety/agitation 11 (2%) 16 (3%)
Dysuria 11 (2%) 9 (2%)
Hypotension 10 (2%) 12 (2%)
Fever 10 (2%) 6 (1%)
Cold sensation 9 (2%) 8 (1%)
Pruritus 9 (2%) 3 (1%)
Paresthesia 9 (2%) 2 (1%)

Pediatric Use:

The adverse events in Table 14 were the most commonly reported adverse events in pediatric patients receiving ondansetron (a single 0.1-mg/kg dose for pediatric patients weighing 40 kg or less, or 4 mg for pediatric patients weighing more than 40 kg) administered intravenously over at least 30 seconds. Rates of these events were not significantly different in the ondansetron and placebo groups. These patients were receiving multiple concomitant perioperative and postoperative medications.

Table 14. Frequency of Adverse Events From Controlled Studies in Pediatric Patients 2 to 12 Years of Age
Ondansetron n = 755 patients Placebo n = 731 patients
Wound problem 80 (11%) 86 (12%)
Anxiety/agitation 49 (6%) 47 (6%)
Headache 44 (6%) 43 (6%)
Drowsiness/sedation 41 (5%) 56 (8%)
Pyrexia 32 (4%) 41 (6%)

The adverse events in Table 15 were the most commonly reported adverse events in pediatric patients, 1 month to 24 months of age, receiving a single 0.1-mg/kg I.V. dose of ondansetron. The incidence and type of adverse events were similar in both the ondansetron and placebo groups. These patients were receiving multiple concomitant perioperative and postoperative medications.

Table 15. Frequency of Adverse Events (Greater Than or Equal to 2% in Either Treatment Group) in Pediatric Patients 1 Month to 24 Months of Age
Ondansetron n = 336 patients Placebo n = 334 patients
Pyrexia 14 (4%) 14 (4%)
Bronchospasm 2 (<1%) 6 (2%)
Post-procedural pain 4 (1%) 6 (2%)
Diarrhea 6 (2%) 3 (<1%)

Observed During Clinical Practice:

In addition to adverse events reported from clinical trials, the following events have been identified during post-approval use of intravenous formulations of Ondansetron in 5% dextrose injection. Because they are reported voluntarily from a population of unknown size, estimates of frequency cannot be made. The events have been chosen for inclusion due to a combination of their seriousness, frequency of reporting, or potential causal connection to Ondansetron in 5% dextrose injection.

Cardiovascular:

Arrhythmias (including ventricular and supraventricular tachycardia, premature ventricular contractions, and atrial fibrillation), bradycardia, electrocardiographic alterations (including second-degree heart block, QT interval prolongation and ST segment depression), palpitations, and syncope.

General:

Flushing. Rare cases of hypersensitivity reactions, sometimes severe (e.g., anaphylaxis/anaphylactoid reactions, angioedema, bronchospasm, cardiopulmonary arrest, hypotension, laryngeal edema, laryngospasm, shock, shortness of breath, stridor) have also been reported.

Hepatobiliary:

Liver enzyme abnormalities have been reported. Liver failure and death have been reported in patients with cancer receiving concurrent medications including potentially hepatotoxic cytotoxic chemotherapy and antibiotics. The etiology of the liver failure is unclear.

Local Reactions:

Pain, redness, and burning at site of injection.

Lower Respiratory:

Hiccups

Neurological:

Oculogyric crisis, appearing alone, as well as with other dystonic reactions.

Skin:

Urticaria

Special Senses:

Transient dizziness during or shortly after I.V. infusion.

Eye Disorders:

Transient blurred vision, in some cases associated with abnormalities of accommodation. Cases of transient blindness, predominantly during intravenous administration, have been reported. These cases of transient blindness were reported to resolve within a few minutes up to 48 hours.

Drug Abuse and Dependence

Animal studies have shown that ondansetron is not discriminated as a benzodiazepine nor does it substitute for benzodiazepines in direct addiction studies.

Overdosage

There is no specific antidote for ondansetron overdose. Patients should be managed with appropriate supportive therapy. Individual doses as large as 150 mg and total daily dosages (three doses) as large as 252 mg have been administered intravenously without significant adverse events. These doses are more than 10 times the recommended daily dose.

In addition to the adverse events listed above, the following events have been described in the setting of ondansetron overdose: "Sudden blindness" (amaurosis) of 2 to 3 minutes' duration plus severe constipation occurred in one patient that was administered 72 mg of ondansetron intravenously as a single dose. Hypotension (and faintness) occurred in another patient that took 48 mg of oral ondansetron. Following infusion of 32 mg over only a 4-minute period, a vasovagal episode with transient second-degree heart block was observed. In all instances, the events resolved completely.

Ondansetron and Dextrose Dosage and Administration

Prevention of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting:

Adult Dosing:

The recommended I.V. dosage of Ondansetron in 5% dextrose injection for adults is a single 32-mg dose or three 0.15-mg/kg doses. A single 32-mg dose is infused over 15 minutes beginning 30 minutes before the start of emetogenic chemotherapy. The recommended infusion rate should not be exceeded (see OVERDOSAGE). With the three-dose (0.15-mg/kg) regimen, the first dose is infused over 15 minutes beginning 30 minutes before the start of emetogenic chemotherapy. Subsequent doses (0.15 mg/kg) are administered 4 and 8 hours after the first dose of Ondansetron in 5% dextrose injection.

Ondansetron in 5% dextrose injectionshould not be mixed with solutions for which physical and chemical compatibility has not been established. In particular, this applies to alkaline solutions as a precipitate may form.

Flexible PVC free single use Container:

REQUIRES NO DILUTION. Ondansetron in 5 % Dextrose Injection, 32 mg in 50 mL.

Pediatric Dosing:

On the basis of the available information (see CLINICAL TRIALS: Pediatric Studies and CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: Pharmacokinetics), the dosage in pediatric cancer patients 6 months to 18 years of age should be three 0.15-mg/kg doses. The first dose is to be administered 30 minutes before the start of moderately to highly emetogenic chemotherapy, subsequent doses (0.15 mg/kg) are administered 4 and 8 hours after the first dose of Ondansetron in 5 % Dextrose Injection. The drug should be infused intravenously over 15 minutes.

Little information is available about dosage in pediatric cancer patients younger than 6 months of age.

Flexible PVC free single use Container:

REQUIRES NO DILUTION. Ondansetron in 5 % Dextrose Injection, 32 mg in 50 mL.

Geriatric Dosing:

The dosage recommendation is the same as for the general population.

Dosage Adjustment for Patients With Impaired Renal Function:

The dosage recommendation is the same as for the general population. There is no experience beyond first-day administration of ondansetron.

Dosage Adjustment for Patients With Impaired Hepatic Function:

In patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh score of 10 or greater), a single maximal daily dose of 8 mg to be infused over 15 minutes beginning 30 minutes before the start of the emetogenic chemotherapy is recommended. There is no experience beyond first-day administration of ondansetron.

Ondansetron in 5 % Dextrose Injection in Flexible PVC free single use Containers: Instructions for Use:

To Open: Tear outer wrap at notch and remove solution container. Check for minute leaks by squeezing container firmly. If leaks are found, discard unit as sterility may be impaired.

Preparation for Administration: Use aseptic technique.

  1. Close flow control clamp of administration set.
  2. Remove cover from outlet port at bottom of container.
  3. Insert piercing pin of administration set into port with a twisting motion until the pin is firmly seated. NOTE: See full directions on administration set carton.
  4. Suspend container from hanger.
  5. Squeeze and release drip chamber to establish proper fluid level in chamber during infusion of Ondansetron in 5 % Dextrose Injection
  6. Open flow control clamp to expel air from set. Close clamp.
  7. Attach set to venipuncture device. If device is not indwelling, prime and make venipuncture.
  8. Perform venipuncture.
  9. Regulate rate of administration with flow control clamp.

Caution: Ondansetron in 5 % Dextrose Injection in flexible PVC free single use containers is to be administered by I.V. drip infusion only. Ondansetron in 5 % Dextrose Injection should not be mixed with solutions for which physical and chemical compatibility have not been established. In particular, this applies to alkaline solutions as a precipitate may form. If used with a primary I.V. fluid system, the primary solution should be discontinued during ondansetron in 5 % Dextrose Injection. Do not administer unless solution is clear and container is undamaged.

Warning: Do not use flexible PVC free single use container in series connections.

Note: Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration before administration whenever solution and container permit.

How is Ondansetron and Dextrose Supplied

Ondansetron in 5 % Dextrose Injection, 32 mg/50 mL, in 5% Dextrose, contains no preservatives and is supplied as a sterile, premixed solution for I.V. administration in single-dose, flexible PVC free single use containers (NDC 36000-059-06) (case of 6).

Store between 20° and 25°C (68° and 77°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature] Protect from light. Avoid excessive heat. Protect from freezing.

REFERENCES

  1. Britto MR, Hussey EK, Mydlow P, et al. Effect of enzyme inducers on ondansetron (OND) metabolism in humans. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1997;61:228.
  2. Pugh RNH, Murray-Lyon IM, Dawson JL, Pietroni MC, Williams R. Transection of the oesophagus for bleeding oesophageal varices. Brit J Surg. 1973;60:646-649.
  3. Villikka K, Kivisto KT, Neuvonen PJ. The effect of rifampin on the pharmacokinetics of oral and intravenous ondansetron. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1999;65:377-381.
  4. De Witte JL, Schoenmaekers B, Sessler DI, et al. Anesth Analg. 2001;92:1319-1321.
  5. Arcioni R, della Rocca M, Romanò R, et al. Anesth Analg. 2002;94:1553-1557.

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Flexible PVC Free Single use container            36000-059-06
50 mL

ONDANnsetron in 5% Dextrose Injection
32 mg/50 mL (0.64 mg/mL)

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Each 50 mL contains ondansetron 32 mg (as the hydrochloride dihydrate); dextrose 2500 mg and citric acid 26 mg and sodium citrate 11.55 mg as buffers in water for injection.

270 mOsm/L (approx.) pH 3 to 4. Do not mix with solutions for which physical and chemical compatibility have not been established. In particular, this applies to alkaline solutions as a percipitate may form Usual Adult Dose: See package insert. Use only if solution is clear and container is undamaged. Must not be used in series connections. Discard unused portion. Store between 20° -25°C (68° -77°77F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from Light. Avoid excessive heat. Protect from freezing.

Sterile
Non-pyrogenic
Preservative free
Latex free

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ONDANSETRON HYDROCHLORIDE AND DEXTROSE 
ondansetron hydrochloride and dextrose injection, solution
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:36000-014
Route of Administration INTRAVENOUS DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
ondansetron hydrochloride (ondansetron) ondansetron 32 mg  in 50 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
dextrose 2.5 g  in 50 mL
citric acid 26 mg  in 50 mL
sodium citrate 11.5 mg  in 50 mL
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