Nexium IV

Nexium IV Dosage/Direction for Use

esomeprazole

Manufacturer:

AstraZeneca

Distributor:

Zuellig
/
Four Star
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Gastric Antisecretory Treatment when the Oral Route is Not Possible: Patients who cannot take oral medication may be treated parenterally with 20-40 mg once daily. Patients with reflux oesophagitis should be treated with 40 mg once daily. Patients treated symptomatically for reflux disease should be treated with 20 mg once daily.
For healing of gastric ulcers associated with NSAID therapy the usual dose is 20 mg once daily. For prevention of gastric and duodenal ulcers associated with NSAID therapy, patients at risk should be treated with 20 mg once daily.
Usually the intravenous treatment duration is short and transfer to oral treatment should be made as soon as possible.
Prevention of Rebleeding of Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers: Following therapeutic endoscopy for acute bleeding gastric or duodenal ulcers, 80 mg should be administered as a bolus infusion over 30 minutes, followed by a continuous intravenous infusion of 8 mg/h given over 3 days (72 hours).
The parenteral treatment period should be followed by oral acid suppression therapy.
Impaired Renal Function: Dose adjustment is not required in patients with impaired renal function. Due to limited experience in patients with severe renal insufficiency, such patients should be treated with caution. (See Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics under Actions.)
Impaired Hepatic Function: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Dose adjustment is not required in patients with mild to moderate liver impairment. For patients with severe liver impairment, a maximum daily dose of 20 mg Nexium should not be exceeded. (See Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics under Actions.)
Bleeding Ulcers: Dose adjustment is not required in patients with mild to moderate liver impairment. For patients with severe liver impairment, following an initial bolus dose of 80 mg Nexium for infusion, a continuous intravenous infusion dose of 4 mg/h for 71.5 hours may be sufficient (see Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics under Actions).
Elderly: Dose adjustment is not required in the elderly.
Administration: For preparation of reconstituted solution, see Instructions for Use, Handling and Disposal under Cautions for Usage.
Injection: 40 mg Dose: 5 mL of the reconstituted solution (8 mg/mL) should be given as an intravenous injection over a period of at least 3 minutes.
20 mg Dose: 2.5 mL or half of the reconstituted solution (8 mg/mL) should be given as an intravenous injection over a period of approximately 3 minutes. Any unused solution should be discarded.
Infusion: 40 mg Dose: The reconstituted solution should be given as an intravenous infusion over a period of 10 to 30 minutes.
20 mg Dose: Half of the reconstituted solution should be given as an intravenous infusion over a period of 10 to 30 minutes. Any unused solution should be discarded.
80 mg Bolus Dose: The reconstituted solution should be given as a continuous intravenous infusion over 30 minutes.
8 mg/h Dose: The reconstituted solution should be given as a continuous intravenous infusion over a period of 71.5 hours (calculated rate of infusion of 8 mg/h). (See Shelf-Life of Reconstituted Solution under Storage.)
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