Sodium phenylbutyrate

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Adjunct for hyperammonaemia in patients with urea cycle disorders
Adult: <20 kg: 450-600 mg/kg/day; ≥20 kg: 9.9-13.0 g/m2/day. To be taken in equally divided doses 3-6 times daily. Max: 20 g/day.
Child: <20 kg: 450-600 mg/kg/day; ≥20 kg: 9.9-13.0 g/m2/day. To be taken in equally divided doses 3-6 times daily. Max: 20 g/day.
Should be taken with food.
Acute hyperammonaemia.
Special Precautions
Renal and hepatic impairment. CHF and conditions whereby there is sodium retention with oedema. Monitor serum levels of phenylbutyrate and its metabolites, phenylacetate and phenylacetylglutamine regularly. Dietary protein restriction is recommended. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Amenorrhoea/menstrual dysfunction, decreased appetite, body odour, taste aversion, abdominal pain, gastritis, nausea, vomiting, peptic ulcer disease and pancreatitis. May cause metabolic acidosis, alkalosis, hyperchloraemia, hypophosphataemia, hyperuricaemia, hypernatraemia and hypokalaemia.
Discontinue drug and institute supportive measures.
Drug Interactions
Excretion may be affected by concurrent admin of probenecid. Corticosteroids may increase protein breakdown and serum levels of ammonia.
Description: Sodium phenylbutyrate is a prodrug for sodium phenylacetate. It is used as an adjunct in the treatment of hyperammonaemia in patients with urea cycle disorders.
Metabolism: Conjugates with glutamine via acetylation to form phenylacetylglutamine.
Excretion: Mainly excreted via the kidneys within 24 hr as the conjugate product.
Store at 15-30°C.
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