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SMOFKABIVEN ELECTROLYTE FREE EMULSION FOR INFUSION

Active substance(s): ALANINE / ARGININE / FISH OIL / GLUCOSE MONOHYDRATE / GLYCINE / HISTIDINE / ISOLEUCINE / LEUCINE / LYSINE ACETATE / MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES / METHIONINE / OLIVE OIL REFINED / PHENYLALANINE / PROLINE / SERINE / SOYA BEAN OIL / TAURINE / THREONINE / TRYPTOPHAN / TYROSINE /

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central
Emulsion for infusion

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this
medicine because it contains important information for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use SmofKabiven Electrolyte
Free Central
3. How to use SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central is and what
it is used for



SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central is an emulsion for infusion
given into your blood by a drip (intravenous infusion). The product
contains amino acids (components used to build proteins),
glucose (carbohydrates) and lipids (fat) in a plastic bag.
A health care professional will give you SmofKabiven Electrolyte
Free Central when other forms of feeding are not good enough
or have not worked.
2. What you need to know before you use SmofKabiven
Electrolyte Free Central
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to active substances or any of
the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
- if you are allergic to fish or egg
- if you are allergic to peanuts or soya you should not use this
product. SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central contains soya-bean oil
- if you have too much fat in the blood (hyperlipidaemia)
- if you have serious liver disease
- if you have blood clotting problems (coagulation disorders)
- if your body has problems using amino acids
- if you have serious kidney disease without access to dialysis
- if you are in acute shock
- if you have too much sugar in your blood (hyperglycaemia)
which is uncontrolled
- if you have fluid in the lungs (acute pulmonary oedema)
- if you have too much body fluid (hyperhydration)
- if you have heart failure that is not treated
- if you have a defect in your blood clotting system
(haemophagocytotic syndrome)

- if you are in an unstable condition, such as after serious trauma,
uncontrolled diabetes, acute heart attack, stroke, blood clot
(embolism), metabolic acidosis (a disturbance resulting in too
much acid in the blood), serious infection (severe sepsis),
coma and if you don’t have enough body fluid (hypotonic
dehydration).

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.

Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor before using SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free
Central if you have:
- kidney problems
- diabetes mellitus
- pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
- liver problems
- hypothrodism (toxic goiter)
- sepsis (serious infection)

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
• high blood (plasma) levels of compounds from the liver
• lack of appetite
• nausea
• vomiting
• chills
• dizziness
• headache.

If during the infusion you get fever, rash, swelling, difficulty in
breathing, chills, sweating, nausea or vomiting, tell the health
care professional immediately because these symptoms might be
caused by an allergic reaction or that you have been given too
much of the medicine.
Your doctor may regularly need to check your blood for liver
function tests and other values.
Children and adolescent
SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central is not meant for newborn
babies or children younger than 2 years old. At the moment,
there is no experience of the use of SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free
Central in children from 2 to 11 years old.
Other medicines and SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central
Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might
take any other medicines, even without prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Data from using SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central during
pregnancy or breast-feeding is lacking. SmofKabiven Electrolyte
Free Central should therefore be given to pregnant or breastfeeding women only if the doctor find it necessary. The use of
SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central may be considered during
pregnancy and breastfeeding, as advised by your doctor
Driving and using machines
Not relevant as the medicine is given at the hospital.
3. How to use SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.
Check with your doctor if you are not sure.
Your doctor will decide on the dose for you individually depending
on your body weight and function. SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free
Central will be given to you by a health care professional.
If you use more SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central than
you should
It is unlikely that you will receive too much medicine as
SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central is given to you by a health
care professional.

4. Possible side effects

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
• a slightly raised body temperature.

Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):
• low or high blood pressure
• difficulty in breathing
• fast heart beat (tachycardia)
• Hypersensitivity reactions that can give symtoms like swelling,
fever, fall in blood pressure, skin rashes, wheals (raised red
areas), flushing, headache
• Sensations of hot and cold
• Pain in the neck, back, bones and breast
• Paleness.
• Light blue coloured lips and skin because of too little oxygen in
the blood
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
For UK - You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
For Ireland - You can report directly via;
HPRA Pharmacovigilance
Earlsfort Terrace
IRL - Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 6764971
Fax: +353 1 6762517
Website: www.hpra.ie
e-mail: medsafety@hpra.ie
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information
on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in overpouch. Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on
the label on the bag and box. The expiry date refers to the last
day of that month.

The following information is intended for healthcare
professionals only:
Warnings and precautions for use
To avoid risks associated with too rapid infusion rates, it is
recommended to use a continuous and well-controlled infusion,
if possible by using a volumetric pump.
Since an increased risk of infection is associated with the use of
any central vein, strict aseptic precautions should be taken to
avoid any contamination especially during catheter insertion.
Serum glucose, electrolytes and osmolarity as well as fluid balance,
acid-base status and liver and enzyme tests should be monitored.
Any sign or symptom of anaphylactic reaction (such as fever,
shivering, rash or dyspnoea) should lead to immediate interruption
of the infusion.
SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central should not be given
simultaneously with blood in the same infusion set due to the risk
of pseudoagglutination.
Method of administration
Intravenous use, infusion into a central vein.
To provide total parenteral nutrition, trace elements, electrolytes
and vitamins should be added to SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free
Central according to the patients need.
Infusion rate
The maximum infusion rate for glucose is 0.25 g/kg bw/h, for
amino acid 0.1 g/kg bw/h, and for fat 0.15 g/kg bw/h.
The infusion rate should not exceed 2.0 ml/kg bw/h (corresponding
to 0.25 g glucose, 0.10 g amino acids, and 0.08 g fat/kg bw/h). The
recommended infusion period is 14-24 hours.

Compatibility
Only medicinal or nutrition solutions for which compatibility has
been documented may be added to SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free
Central. Compatibility for different additives and the storage time
of the different admixtures will be available upon request.
Additions should be made aseptically.

Instructions for use
The bag

Shelf-life after mixing
Chemical and physical in-use stability of the mixed three
chamber bag has been demonstrated for 36 hours at 25°C.
From a microbiological point of view the product should be used
immediately. If not used immediately, in-use storage times and
conditions prior to use are the responsibility of the user and
would normally not be longer than 24 hours at 2-8°C.
Shelf-life after mixing with additives
From a microbiological point of view, the product should be
used immediately when additions have been made. If not used
immediately, the in-use storage time and conditions prior to use
are the responsibility of the user and should normally not be
longer than 24 hours at 2-8°C.

 Notches in the overpouch
 Handle
 Hole for hanging the bag
 Peelable seals
 Blind port (only used during Manufacturing)
 Additive port
 Infusion port
 Oxygen absorber

1. Removal of overpouch

Precautions for disposal
Do not use if package is damaged. Use only if the amino acid and
glucose solutions are clear and colourless or slightly yellow and
the lipid emulsion is white and homogenous. The contents of
the three separate chambers have to be mixed before use, and
before any additions are made via the additive port.
After separation of the peelable seals the bag should be inverted
on a number of occasions to ensure a homogenous mixture,
which does not show any evidence of phase separation.
For single use only. Any unused solution remaining after infusion
should be discarded.







To remove overpouch, hold the bag

horizontally and tear from the notch close to
the ports along the upper edge (A).
Then simply tear the long side, pull off the
overpouch and discard it along with the
oxygen absorber (B).

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2. Mixing

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central contains
The active substances are

• Mix the contents of the three chambers by inverting
the bag three times until the components are
thoroughly mixed.

3. Finalising the preparation:

• Shortly before inserting the infusion set, break off
the tamper evident arrow flag from the blue
infusion port (A).
Please note: The membrane in the infusion port is sterile.
• Use a non-vented infusion set or close the air-inlet
on a vented set.
• Hold the base of the infusion port.
• Push the spike through the infusion port.

The spike should be fully inserted to secure it in place.
Please note: The inner part of the infusion port is sterile.

4. Hanging up the bag

• Place the bag on a flat surface.
• Roll up the bag tightly from the handle side
towards the ports, firstly with the right hand and
then applying a constant pressure with the left
hand until the vertical seals are broken. The vertical
peel seals open due to the pressure of the fluid.
The peel seals can also be opened before removing
the overpouch.
Please note: The liquids mix easily although the
­horizontal seal remains closed.

• Place the bag on a flat surface again. Shortly before
injecting the additives, break off the tamper-evident
arrow flag from the white additive port (A).
Please note: The membrane in the additive port is sterile.
• Hold the base of the additive port. Insert the needle,
inject the additives (with known compatibility)
through the centre of the injection site (B).
• Mix thoroughly between each addition by inverting
the bag three times. Use syringes with needles of
18-23 gauge and a length of max. 40 mm.

g per 1000 ml

Manufacturer:
Fresenius Kabi AB, SE-751 74 Uppsala, Sweden
This leaflet was last revised in 01/2015

Alanine 7.1
Arginine 6.1
Glycine 5.6
Histidine 1.5
Isoleucine 2.5
Leucine 3.8
Lysine (as acetate)
3.4
Methionine 2.2
Phenylalanine 2.6
Proline 5.7
Serine 3.3
Taurine 0.5
Threonine 2.2
Tryptophan 1.0
Tyrosine 0.20
Valine 3.1
Glucose (as monohydrate)
127
Soya-bean oil, refined
11.4
Medium-chain triglycerides
11.4
Olive oil, refined
9.5
Fish oil, rich in omega-3-fatty acids
5.7
The other ingredients are: glycerol, purified egg phospholipids,
all-rac-a-tocopherol, sodium hydroxide (pH adjustment), sodium
oleate, glacial acetic acid (pH adjustment), hydrochloric acid (pH
adjustment) and water for injections.
What SmofKabiven Electrolyte Free Central looks like and
contents of the pack
Glucose and amino acid solutions are clear and colourless or
slightly yellow and free from particles. The lipid emulsion is white
and homogenous.
Pack sizes:
1 x 493 ml, 6 x 493 ml
1 x 986 ml, 4 x 986 ml
1 x 1477 ml, 4 x 1477 ml
1 x 1970 ml, 4 x 1970 ml
1 x 2463 ml, 3 x 2463 ml
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer

• Hang the bag up by the hole below the handle.

Marketing authorisation holder:
Fresenius Kabi Ltd
Cestrian Court
Eastgate Way
Manor Park
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 1NT
United Kingdom

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