DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
Bodrexin Syrup usesBodrexin Syrup consists of Acetaminophen, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Guaifenesin, Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride, Sodium Citrate.
Bodrexin Syrup is an analgesic-antipyretic. It has analgesic, antipyretic and weak anti-inflammatory action. The mechanism of action is associated with inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis, the predominant influence on the thermoregulation center in the hypothalamus, enhances heat transfer.
Why is Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) prescribed?
Pain weak and moderate intensity of different genesis (including headache, migraine, toothache, neuralgia, myalgia, algomenorrhea; pain in trauma, burns). Fever in infectious and inflammatory diseases.
Bodrexin Syrup dosage and administration
Oral or rectally adults and adolescents with a body weight over 60 kg is used in a single dose of 500 mg, the multiplicity of admission - up to 4 times / Maximum duration of treatment - 5-7 days.
Maximum dose: single - 1 g, daily - 4 g.
Single dose for oral administration for children aged 6-12 years - 250-500 mg, 1-5 years - 120-250 mg, from 3 months to 1 year - 60-120 mg, up to 3 months - 10 mg / kg. Single dose rectal in children aged 6-12 years - 250-500 mg, 1-5 years - 125-250 mg.
Multiplicity - 4 at intervals of not less than 4 h. The maximum duration of treatment - 3 days.
Maximum dose: 4 single dose per day.
Bodrexin Syrup side effects, adverse reactions
Digestive system: rarely - dyspepsia; long-term use at high doses - hepatotoxic effects, methemoglobinemia, renal dysfunction and liver, hypochromic anemia. Hemopoietic system: rarely - thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, pancytopenia, neutropenia, agranulocytosis. Allergic reactions: rarely - skin rash, itching, hives.
Chronic active alcoholism, increased sensitivity to Bodrexin Syrup, marked disturbances of liver function and / or kidney disease, anemia, pregnancy (I term).
Using during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) crosses the placental barrier. So far, no observed adverse effects of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) on the fetus in humans.
Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) is excreted in breast milk: the content in milk was 0.04-0.23% of the dose adopted mother.
If necessary, use of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) during pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding) should carefully weigh the potential benefits of therapy for the mother and the potential risk to the fetus or child.
In experimental studies found no embryotoxic, teratogenic and mutagenic action of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen).
Bodrexin Syrup is used with caution in patients with disorders of the liver and kidneys, with benign hyperbilirubinemia, as well as in elderly patients.
With prolonged use of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) is necessary to monitor patterns of peripheral blood and functional state of the liver.
Used for treatment of premenstrual tension syndrome in combination with pamabrom (diuretic, a derivative of xanthine) and mepyramine (Histamine H1-receptors blocker).
Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) Drug Interactions
With the simultaneous use with inducers of microsomal liver enzymes, means having hepatotoxic effect, increasing the risk of hepatotoxic action of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen).
With the simultaneous use of anticoagulants may be slight to moderate increase in prothrombin time.
With the simultaneous use of anticholinergics may decrease absorption of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen).
With the simultaneous use of oral contraceptives accelerated excretion of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) from the body and may reduce its analgesic action.
With the simultaneous use with urological means reduced their effectiveness.
With the simultaneous use of activated charcoal reduced bioavailability of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen).
When Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) applied simultaneously with diazepam may decrease excretion of diazepam.
There have been reports about the possibility of enhancing mielodepression effect of zidovudine while applying with Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen). A case of severe toxic liver injury.
Described cases of toxic effects of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen), while the use of isoniazid.
When applied simultaneously with carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidonom decreases the effectiveness of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen), which is caused by an increase in its metabolism and excretion from the body. Cases of hepatotoxicity, while the use of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) and phenobarbital.
In applying cholestyramine a period of less than 1 h after administration of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) may decrease of its absorption.
At simultaneous application with lamotrigine moderately increased excretion of lamotrigine from the body.
With the simultaneous use of metoclopramide may increase absorption of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) and its increased concentration in blood plasma.
When applied simultaneously with probenecid may decrease clearance of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen), with rifampicin, sulfinpyrazone - may increase clearance of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) due to increasing its metabolism in the liver.
At simultaneous application of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) with ethinylestradiol increases absorption of Bodrexin Syrup (Acetaminophen) from the gut.
Enhances the effect of indirect anticoagulants (coumarin derivatives and indandione). Antipyretic and analgesic activity of caffeine increases, reduce - rifampicin, phenobarbital and alcohol (accelerated biotransformation, inducing microsomal liver enzymes).
Bodrexin Syrup in case of emergency / overdose
At a reception in toxic doses (10-15 g in adults) may develop liver necrosis.
Symptoms of overdose may include: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sweating, extreme tiredness, unusual bleeding or bruising, pain in the upper right part of the stomach, yellowing of the skin or eyes, flu-like symptoms
temporarily relieves these symptoms due to the common cold, hay fever (allergic rhinitis) or other upper respiratory allergies
Do not exceed recommended dosage.
Do not use this product in a child who is
Ask a doctor before use if a child has
Ask a doctor before use if a child is taking sedatives or tranquilizers
When using this product
Stop use and ask a doctor if
Keep out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, seek professional help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Do not exceed recommended dosage.
Store at 59°-86°F (15°-30°C)
Applesauce Flavor, Citric Acid, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #6, Glycerin, Methyl Paraben, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Propyl Paraben, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water, Sucralose
Bodrexin Syrup (Chlorpheniramine Maleate)
Antihistamine ▪ Nasal Decongestant
Sugar Free ▪ Alcohol Free ▪ Gluten Free
FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY
Each 1 mL for oral administration
Bodrexin Syrup (Chlorpheniramine Maleate) Maleate
Tamper evident by foil seal under cap.
Do not use if foil seal is broken or missing.
Ripley, MS 38663
2 fl. oz. (60 mL)
An expectorant that also has some muscle relaxing action. It is used in many cough preparations.
Indication: Used to assist the expectoration of phlegm from the airways in acute respiratory tract infections.
Bodrexin Syrup (Guaifenesin) is an expectorant which increases the output of phlegm (sputum) and bronchial secretions by reducing adhesiveness and surface tension. The increased flow of less viscous secretions promotes ciliary action and changes a dry, unproductive cough to one that is more productive and less frequent. By reducing the viscosity and adhesiveness of secretions, Bodrexin Syrup (Guaifenesin) increases the efficacy of the mucociliary mechanism in removing accumulated secretions from the upper and lower airway.
Bodrexin Syrup (Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride) has been withdrawn in Canada. In November 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health advisory against the use of the drug.
Indication: For the treatment of nasal congestion, control of urinary incontinence, priapism and obesity.
Bodrexin Syrup (Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride) (PPA), a sympathomimetic agent structurally similar to pseudoephedrine, is used to treat nasal congestion. Bodrexin Syrup (Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride) is found in appetite suppressant formulations and with guaifenesinin in cough-cold formulations. In 2000, the FDA requested that all drug companies discontinue marketing products containing Bodrexin Syrup (Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride), due to an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke in women who used Bodrexin Syrup (Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride).
1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Bodrexin Syrup nitrite is indicated for sequential use with Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate for treatment of acute cyanide poisoning that is judged to be life-threatening. (1)
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite Injection is indicated for sequential use with Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate for the treatment of acute cyanide poisoning that is judged to be life-threatening. When the diagnosis of cyanide poisoning is uncertain, the potentially life-threatening risks associated with Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite Injection should be carefully weighed against the potential benefits, especially if the patient is not in extremis.
1.2 Identifying Patients with Cyanide Poisoning
Cyanide poisoning may result from inhalation, ingestion, or dermal exposure to various cyanide-containing compounds, including smoke from closed-space fires. Sources of cyanide poisoning include hydrogen cyanide and its salts, cyanogenic plants, aliphatic nitriles, and prolonged exposure to Bodrexin Syrup nitroprusside.
The presence and extent of cyanide poisoning are often initially unknown. There is no widely available, rapid, confirmatory cyanide blood test. Treatment decisions must be made on the basis of clinical history and signs and symptoms of cyanide intoxication. If clinical suspicion of cyanide poisoning is high, Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite Injection and Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Thiosulfate Injection should be administered without delay.
In some settings, panic symptoms including tachypnea and vomiting may mimic early cyanide poisoning signs. The presence of altered mental status (e.g., confusion and disorientation) and/or mydriasis is suggestive of true cyanide poisoning although these signs can occur with other toxic exposures as well.
The expert advice of a regional poison control center may be obtained by calling 1-800-222-1222.
Not all smoke inhalation victims will have cyanide poisoning and may present with burns, trauma, and exposure to other toxic substances making a diagnosis of cyanide poisoning particularly difficult. Prior to administration of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite Injection, smoke-inhalation victims should be assessed for the following:
Although hypotension is highly suggestive of cyanide poisoning, it is only present in a small percentage of cyanide-poisoned smoke inhalation victims. Also indicative of cyanide poisoning is a plasma lactate concentration greater than or equal to 10 mmol/L (a value higher than that typically listed in the table of signs and symptoms of isolated cyanide poisoning because carbon monoxide associated with smoke inhalation also contributes to lactic acidemia). If cyanide poisoning is suspected, treatment should not be delayed to obtain a plasma lactate concentration.
1.3 Use with Other Cyanide Antidotes
Caution should be exercised when administering cyanide antidotes, other than Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate, simultaneously with Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite Injection, as the safety of co-administration has not been established. If a decision is made to administer another cyanide antidote, other than Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate, with Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite Injection, these drugs should not be administered concurrently in the same IV line. [see Dosage and Administration (2.2) ]
2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Redosing: If signs of cyanide poisoning reappear, repeat treatment using one-half the original dose of both Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite and Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate.
Monitoring: Blood pressure must be monitored during treatment. (2.2)
2.1 Administration Recommendation
Comprehensive treatment of acute cyanide intoxication requires support of vital functions. Administration of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite, followed by Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate, should be considered adjunctive to appropriate supportive therapies. Airway, ventilatory and circulatory support, and oxygen administration should not be delayed to administer Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite and Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate.
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite injection and Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate injection are administered by slow intravenous injection. They should be given as early as possible after a diagnosis of acute life-threatening cyanide poisoning has been established. Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite should be administered first, followed immediately by Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate. Blood pressure must be monitored during infusion in both adults and children. The rate of infusion should be decreased if significant hypotension is noted.
NOTE: If signs of poisoning reappear, repeat treatment using one-half the original dose of both Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite and Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate.
In adult and pediatric patients with known anemia, it is recommended that the dosage of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite should be reduced proportionately to the hemoglobin concentration.
All parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.
2.2 Recommended Monitoring
Patients should be monitored for at least 24-48 hours after Bodrexin Syrup Nitrite Injection administration for adequacy of oxygenation and perfusion and for recurrent signs and symptoms of cyanide toxicity. When possible, hemoglobin/hematocrit should be obtained when treatment is initiated. Measurements of oxygen saturation using standard pulse oximetry and calculated oxygen saturation values based on measured PO2 are unreliable in the presence of methemoglobinemia.
Methemoglobin level: Administrations of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite solely to achieve an arbitrary level of methemoglobinemia may be unnecessary and potentially hazardous. The therapeutic effects of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite do not appear to be mediated by methemoglobin formation alone and clinical responses to Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite administration have been reported in association with methemoglobin levels of less than 10%. Administration of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite beyond the initial dose should be guided primarily by clinical response to treatment (i.e., a second dose should be considered only if there is inadequate clinical response to the first dose). It is generally recommended that methemoglobin concentrations be closely monitored and kept below 30%. Serum methemoglobin levels should be monitored during treatment using co-oximetry, and administration of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite should generally be discontinued when methemoglobin levels exceed 30%. Intravenous methylene blue and exchange transfusion have been reported in the literature as treatments for life-threatening methemoglobinemia.
2.3 Incompatibility Information
Chemical incompatibility has been reported between Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite and hydroxocobalamin and these drugs should not be administered simultaneously through the same IV line. No chemical incompatibility has been reported between Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate and Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite, when administered sequentially through the same IV line as described in Dosage and Administration.
3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite Injection consists of:
Administration of the contents of one vial constitutes a single dose.
5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Supportive care alone may be sufficient treatment without administration of antidotes for many cases of cyanide intoxication, particularly in conscious patients without signs of severe toxicity. Patients should be closely monitored to ensure adequate perfusion and oxygenation during treatment with Bodrexin Syrup nitrite.
Methemoglobin levels should be monitored and oxygen administered during treatment with Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite whenever possible. When Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite is administered to humans a wide range of methemoglobin concentrations occur. Methemoglobin concentrations as high as 58% have been reported after two 300-mg doses of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite administered to an adult. Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite should be used with caution in the presence of other drugs that may cause methemoglobinemia such as procaine and nitroprusside. Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite should be used with caution in patients who may be particularly susceptible to injury from vasodilation and its related hemodynamic sequelae. Hemodynamics should be monitored closely during and after administration of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite, and infusion rates should be slowed if hypotension occurs.
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite should be used with caution in patients with known anemia. Patients with anemia will form more methemoglobin (as a percentage of total hemoglobin) than persons with normal red blood cell (RBC) volumes. Optimally, these patients should receive a Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite dose that is reduced in proportion to their oxygen carrying capacity.
5.4 Smoke Inhalation Injury
Bodrexin Syrup nitrite should be used with caution in persons with smoke inhalation injury or carbon monoxide poisoning because of the potential for worsening hypoxia due to methemoglobin formation.
5.5 Neonates and Infants
Neonates and infants may be more susceptible than adults and older pediatric patients to severe methemoglobinemia when Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite is administered. Reduced dosing guidelines should be followed in pediatric patients.
5.6 G6PD Deficiency
Because patients with G6PD deficiency are at increased risk of a hemolytic crisis with Bodrexin Syrup nitrite administration, alternative therapeutic approaches should be considered in these patients. Patients with known or suspected G6PD deficiency should be monitored for an acute drop in hematocrit. Exchange transfusion may be needed for patients with G6PD deficiency who receive Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite.
5.7 Use with Other Drugs
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite should be used with caution in the presence of concomitant antihypertensive medications, diuretics or volume depletion due to diuretics, or drugs known to increase vascular nitric oxide, such as PDE5 inhibitors.
6 ADVERSE REACTIONS
There have been no controlled clinical trials conducted to systematically assess the adverse events profile of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite.
The medical literature has reported the following adverse events in association with Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite administration. These adverse events were not reported in the context of controlled trials or with consistent monitoring and reporting methodologies for adverse events. Therefore, frequency of occurrence of these adverse events cannot be assessed.
Cardiovascular system: syncope, hypotension, tachycardia, methemoglobinemia, palpitations, dysrhythmia
Central nervous system: headache, dizziness, blurred vision, seizures, confusion, coma
Gastrointestinal system: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
Respiratory system: tachypnea, dyspnea
Body as a Whole: anxiety, diaphoresis, lightheadedness, injection site tingling, cyanosis, acidosis, fatigue, weakness, urticaria, generalized numbness and tingling
Severe hypotension, methemoglobinemia, cardiac dysrhythmias, coma and death have been reported in patients without life-threatening cyanide poisoning but who were treated with injection of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite at doses less than twice those recommended for the treatment of cyanide poisoning.
Most common adverse reactions are:
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Hope Pharmaceuticals at 1-800-755-9595 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
7 DRUG INTERACTIONS
Formal drug interaction studies have not been conducted with Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite Injection.
8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
Teratogenic Effects. Pregnancy Category C.
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite Injection should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite has caused fetal death in humans as well as animals. There are no studies in humans that have directly evaluated the potential reproductive toxicity of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite. There are two epidemiological studies conducted in Australia that report a statistically significant increase in the risk for congenital malformations, particularly in the CNS, associated with maternal consumption of water containing nitrate levels in excess of 5 ppm. Results from a case-control study in Canada suggested a trend toward an increase in the risk for CNS malformations when maternal consumption of nitrate was ≥ 26 ppm (not statistically significant).
The potential reproductive toxicity of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite exposure restricted to the prenatal period has been reported in guinea pigs, mice, and rats. There was no evidence of teratogenicity in guinea pigs, mice, or rats. However, Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite treatment of pregnant guinea pigs with 60 or 70 mg/kg/day resulted in abortion of the litters within 1-4 days of treatment. All animals treated subcutaneously with 70 mg/kg, Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite died within 60 minutes of treatment. Further studies demonstrated that a dose of 60 mg/kg resulted in measurable blood levels of methemoglobin in the dams and their fetuses for up to 6 hours post treatment. Maternal methemoglobin levels were higher than the levels in the offspring at all times measured. Based on a body surface area comparison, a 60 mg/kg dose in the guinea pig that resulted in death was only 1.7 times higher than the highest clinical dose of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite that would be used to treat cyanide poisoning (based on a body surface area comparison).
Studies testing prenatal and postnatal exposure have been reported in mice and rats. Treatment of pregnant rats via drinking water with Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite at concentrations of either 2000 or 3000 mg/L resulted in a dose-related increased mortality postpartum. This exposure regimen in the rat model would result in dosing of approximately 220 and 300 mg/kg/day (43 and 65 times the highest clinical dose of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite that would be used to treat cyanide poisoning, based on a body surface area comparison).
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite produces methemoglobin. Fetal hemoglobin is oxidized to methemoglobin more easily than adult hemoglobin. In addition, the fetus has lower levels of methemoglobin reductase than adults. Collectively, these data suggest that the human fetus would show greater sensitivity to methemoglobin resulting in nitrite-induced prenatal hypoxia leading to retarded development of certain neurotransmitter systems in the brain and long lasting dysfunction.
Nonteratogenic Effects: Behavioral and neurodevelopmental studies in rats suggest persistent effects of prenatal exposure to Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite that were detectable postnatally. Specifically, animals that were exposed prenatally to Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite demonstrated impaired discrimination learning behavior (both auditory and visual) and reduced long-term retention of the passive-avoidance response compared to control animals. Additional studies demonstrated a delay in the development of AchE and 5-HT positive fiber ingrowth into the hippocampal dentate gyrus and parietal neocortex during the first week of life of prenatal nitrite treated pups. These changes have been attributed to prenatal hypoxia following nitrite exposure.
8.2 Labor and Delivery
Because fetal hemoglobin is more readily oxidized to methemoglobin and lower levels of methemoglobin appear to be fatal to the fetus compared to the adult, Bodrexin Syrup nitrite should be used during labor and delivery only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
8.3 Nursing Mothers
It is not known whether Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite is excreted in human milk. Because Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite Injection may be administered in life-threatening situations, breast-feeding is not a contraindication to its use. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised following Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite Injection administration to a nursing woman. There are no data to determine when breastfeeding may be safely restarted following administration of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite. In studies conducted with Long-Evans rats, Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite administered in drinking water during pregnancy and lactation resulted in severe anemia, reduced growth and increased mortality in the offspring.
8.4 Pediatric Use
There are case reports in the medical literature of Bodrexin Syrup nitrite in conjunction with Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate being administered to pediatric patients with cyanide poisoning; however, there have been no clinical studies to evaluate the safety or efficacy of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite in the pediatric population. As for adult patients, dosing recommendations for pediatric patients have been based on theoretical calculations of antidote detoxifying potential, extrapolation from animal experiments, and a small number of human case reports.
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite must be used with caution in patients less than 6 months of age because they may be at higher risk of developing severe methemoglobinemia compared to older children and adults. The presence of fetal hemoglobin, which is oxidized to methemoglobin more easily than adult hemoglobin, and lower methemoglobin reductase levels compared to older children and adults may contribute to risk.
Mortality attributed to Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite was reported following administration of an adult dose (300 mg IV followed by a second dose of 150 mg) to a 17-month old child.
8.5 Geriatric Use
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of adverse reactions to this drug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function. Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection, and it may be useful to monitor renal function.
8.6 Renal Disease
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of toxic reactions to this drug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function. Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection, and it may be useful to monitor renal function.
Large doses of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite result in severe hypotension and toxic levels of methemoglobin which may lead to cardiovascular collapse.
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite administration has been reported to cause or significantly contribute to mortality in adults at oral doses as low as 1 g and intravenous doses as low as 600 mg. A death attributed to Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite has been reported following administration of an adult dose (300 mg IV followed by a second dose of 150 mg) to a 17-month old child.
Cyanosis may become apparent at a methemoglobin level of 10-20%. Other clinical signs and symptoms of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite toxicity (anxiety, dyspnea, nausea, and tachycardia) can be apparent at methemoglobin levels as low as 15%. More serious signs and symptoms, including cardiac dysrhythmias, circulatory failure, and central nervous system depression are seen as methemoglobin levels increase, and levels above 70% are usually fatal.
Treatment of overdose involves supplemental oxygen and supportive measures such as exchange transfusion. Treatment of severe methemoglobinemia with intravenous methylene blue has been described in the medical literature; however, this may also cause release of cyanide bound to methemoglobin. Because hypotension appears to be mediated primarily by an increase in venous capacitance, measures to increase venous return may be most appropriate to treat hypotension.
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite has the chemical name nitrous acid Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) salt. The chemical formula is NaNO2 and the molecular weight is 69.0. The structural formula is:
Structure of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite Injection is a cyanide antidote which contains one 10 mL glass vial of a 3% solution of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite injection.
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite injection is a sterile aqueous solution and is intended for intravenous injection. Each vial contains 300 mg of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite in 10 mL solution (30 mg/mL). Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite injection is a clear solution with a pH between 7.0 and 9.0.
12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
12.1 Mechanism of Action
Exposure to a high dose of cyanide can result in death within minutes due to the inhibition of cytochrome oxidase resulting in arrest of cellular respiration. Specifically, cyanide binds rapidly with cytochrome a3, a component of the cytochrome c oxidase complex in mitochondria. Inhibition of cytochrome a3 prevents the cell from using oxygen and forces anaerobic metabolism, resulting in lactate production, cellular hypoxia and metabolic acidosis. In massive acute cyanide poisoning, the mechanism of toxicity may involve other enzyme systems as well.
The synergy resulting from treatment of cyanide poisoning with the combination of Bodrexin Syrup nitrite and Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate is the result of differences in their primary mechanisms of action as antidotes for cyanide poisoning.
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite is thought to exert its therapeutic effect by reacting with hemoglobin to form methemoglobin, an oxidized form of hemoglobin incapable of oxygen transport but with high affinity for cyanide. Cyanide preferentially binds to methemoglobin over cytochrome a3, forming the nontoxic cyanomethemoglobin. Methemoglobin displaces cyanide from cytochrome oxidase, allowing resumption of aerobic metabolism. The chemical reaction is as follows:
NaNO2 + Hemoglobin → Methemoglobin
HCN + Methemoglobin → Cyanomethemoglobin
Vasodilation has also been cited to account for at least part of the therapeutic effect of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite. It has been suggested that Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite-induced methemoglobinemia may be more efficacious against cyanide poisoning than comparable levels of methemoglobinemia induced by other oxidants. Also, Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite appears to retain some efficacy even when the formation of methemoglobin is inhibited by methylene blue.
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Thiosulfate
The primary route of endogenous cyanide detoxification is by enzymatic transulfuration to thiocyanate (SCN-), which is relatively nontoxic and readily excreted in the urine. Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate is thought to serve as a sulfur donor in the reaction catalyzed by the enzyme rhodanese, thus enhancing the endogenous detoxification of cyanide in the following chemical reaction:
12. 2 Pharmacodynamics
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite
When 4 mg/kg Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite was administered intravenously to six healthy human volunteers, the mean peak methemoglobin concentration was 7%, achieved at 30-60 minutes after injection, consistent with reports in cyanide poisoning victims. Supine systolic and diastolic blood pressures dropped approximately 20% within 10 minutes, a drop which was sustained throughout the 40 minutes of testing. This was associated with a 20 beat per minute increase in pulse rate that returned to baseline in 10 minutes. Five of these subjects were unable to withstand orthostatic testing due to fainting. One additional subject, who received a 12 mg/kg dose of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite, experienced severe cardiovascular effects and achieved a peak methemoglobin concentration of 30% at 60 minutes following injection.
Oral doses of 120 to 180 mg of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite administered to healthy volunteers caused minimal cardiovascular changes when subjects were maintained in the horizontal position. However, minutes after being placed in the upright position subjects exhibited tachycardia and hypotension with syncope.
The half life for conversion of methemoglobin to normal hemoglobin in a cyanide poisoning victim who has been administered Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite is estimated to be 55 minutes.
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite is a strong oxidant, and reacts rapidly with hemoglobin to form methemoglobin. The pharmacokinetics of free Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite in humans have not been well studied. It has been reported that approximately 40% of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite is excreted unchanged in the urine while the remaining 60% is metabolized to ammonia and related small molecules.
The apparent terminal elimination half life and volume of distribution of cyanide, in a patient treated for an acute cyanide poisoning with Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite and Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate administration, have been reported to be 19 hours and 0.41 L/kg, respectively. Additionally, an initial elimination half life of cyanide has been reported to be approximately 1-3 hours.
After detoxification, in healthy subjects, thiocyanate is excreted mainly in the urine at a rate inversely proportional to creatinine clearance. In healthy subjects, the elimination half-life and volume of distribution of thiocyanate have been reported to be 2.7 days and 0.25 L/kg, respectively. However, in subjects with renal insufficiency the reported elimination half life is approximately 9 days.
13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY
13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility
The potential benefit of an acute exposure to Bodrexin Syrup nitrite as part of a cyanide antidote outweighs concerns raised by the equivocal findings in chronic rodent studies. Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite (0, 750, 1500, or 3000 ppm equivalent to average daily doses of approximately 0, 35, 70, or 130 mg/kg for males and 0, 40, 80, or 150 mg/kg for females) was orally administered to rats (Fischer 344 strain) for 2 years via drinking water. There were no significant increases in the incidence of tumor in either male or female rats. Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite (0, 750, 1500, or 3000 ppm equivalent to average daily doses of approximately 0, 60, 120, or 220 mg/kg for males and 0, 45, 90, or 165 mg/kg for females) was administered to B6C3F1 mice for 2 years via the drinking water. Equivocal results were obtained in female mice. Specifically, there was a positive trend toward an increase in the incidence of squamous cell papilloma or carcinoma in the forestomach of female mice. Although the incidence of hyperplasia of the glandular stomach epithelium was significantly greater in the high-dose male mice compared to controls, there were no significant increases in tumors in the male mice. Numerous reports in the published literature indicate that Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite may react in vivo with secondary amines to form carcinogenic nitrosamines in the stomach. Concurrent exposure to Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite and secondary amines in feed or drinking water resulted in an increase in the incidence of tumors in rodents.
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite is mutagenic in S. typhimurium strains TA100, TA1530, TA1535 with and without metabolic activation; however, it was negative in strain TA98, TA102, DJ460 and E. coli strain WP2UVRA/PKM101. Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite has been reported to be genotoxic to V79 hamster cells in vitro and in the mouse lymphoma assay, both assays conducted in the absence of metabolic activation. Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite was negative in the in vitro chromosomal aberrations assay using human peripheral blood lymphocytes. Acute administration of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite to male rats or male mice did not produce an increased incidence of micronuclei in bone marrow. Likewise, Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite administration to mice for 14-weeks did not result in an increase in the incidence of micronuclei in the peripheral blood.
Clinical studies to evaluate the potential effects of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite intake on fertility of either males or females have not been reported. In contrast, multigenerational fertility and reproduction studies conducted by the National Toxicology Program did not detect any evidence of an effect of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite (0.0, 0.06, 0.12, and 0.24% weight/volume) on either fertility or any reproductive parameter in Swiss CD-1 mice. This treatment protocol resulted in approximate doses of 125, 260, and 425 mg/kg/day. The highest exposure in this mouse study is 4.6 times greater than the highest clinical dose of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite that would be used to treat cyanide poisoning (based on a body surface area comparison).
13.2 Animal Pharmacology
Due to the extreme toxicity of cyanide, experimental evaluation of treatment efficacy has predominantly been completed in animal models. The efficacy of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate treatment alone to counteract the toxicity of cyanide was initially reported in 1895 by Lang. The efficacy of amyl nitrite treatment in cyanide poisoning of the dog model was first reported in 1888 by Pedigo. Further studies in the dog model, which demonstrated the utility of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite as a therapeutic intervention, were reported in 1929 by Mladoveanu and Gheorghiu. However, Hugs and Chen et al. independently reported upon the superior efficacy of the combination of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite and Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate in 1932-1933. Treatment consisted of intravenously administered 22.5 mg/kg (half the lethal dose) Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite or 1 g/kg Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate alone or in sequence immediately after subcutaneous injection of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) cyanide into dogs over a range of doses. Subsequent doses of 10 mg/kg Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite and/or 0.5 g/kg Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate were administered when clinical signs or symptoms of poisoning persisted or reappeared. Either therapy administered alone increased the dose of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) cyanide required to cause death, and when administered together, Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite and Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate resulted in a synergistic effect in raising the lethal dose of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) cyanide. The combined therapy appeared to have reduced efficacy when therapy was delayed until signs of poisoning (e.g. convulsions) appeared; however, other investigators have reported survival in dogs that were administered antidotal treatment after respiratory arrest had occurred.
Animal studies conducted in other species (e.g., rat, guinea pig, sheep, pigeon and cat) have also supported a synergistic effect of intravenous Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite and Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate in the treatment of cyanide poisoning.
While intravenous injection of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite and Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate was effective in reversing the effects of lethal doses of cyanide in dogs, intramuscular injection of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite, with or without Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate, was found not to be effective in the same setting.
14 CLINICAL STUDIES
The human data supporting the use of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite for cyanide poisoning consists primarily of published case reports. There are no randomized controlled clinical trials. Nearly all the human data describing the use of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) thiosulfate report its use in conjunction with Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite. Dosing recommendations for humans have been based on theoretical calculations of antidote detoxifying potential, extrapolation from animal experiments, and a small number of human case reports.
There have been no human studies to prospectively and systematically evaluate the safety of Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) nitrite in humans. Available human safety information is based largely on anecdotal case reports and case series of limited scope.
16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING
Each Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite carton (NDC 60267-311-10) consists of the following:
Store at controlled room temperature between 20°C and 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted from 15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F). Protect from direct light. Do not freeze.
(Note: Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Thiosulfate must be obtained separately.)
17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION
Bodrexin Syrup Nitrite Injection is indicated for acute cyanide poisoning that is judged to be life-threatening and in this setting, patients will likely be unresponsive or may have difficulty in comprehending counseling information.
17.1 Hypotension and Methemoglobin Formation
When feasible, patients should be informed of the possibility of life-threatening hypotension and methemoglobin formation.
Where feasible, patients should be informed of the need for close monitoring of blood pressure and oxygenation.
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Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Nitrite
300 mg/10 mL
FOR INTRAVENOUS USE
SINGLE USE ONLY
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should be discarded.
Bodrexin Syrup (Sodium Citrate) Thiosulfate
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