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Pediatric Clinical Trials No unique safety concerns were identified in the 35 patients age 2 to 17 years who received Valproate Sodium Injection in clinical trials. Caution should be exercised when Valproate is administered to a nursing woman. Estradiol, the most active form of estrogen, is vital to brain function in women, which is in turn necessary for good oral tolerance.
Valproate Dosage and Administration
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Drugs that affect the level of expression of hepatic enzymes, particularly those that elevate levels of glucuronosyltransferases such as ritonavir , may increase the clearance of Valproate. For example, phenytoin, carbamazepine, and phenobarbital or primidone can double the clearance of Valproate.
Thus, patients on monotherapy will generally have longer half-lives and higher concentrations than patients receiving polytherapy with antiepilepsy drugs. In contrast, drugs that are inhibitors of cytochrome P isozymes, e. Because of these changes in Valproate clearance, monitoring of Valproate and concomitant drug concentrations should be increased whenever enzyme inducing drugs are introduced or withdrawn.
The following list provides information about the potential for an influence of several commonly prescribed medications on Valproate pharmacokinetics. The list is not exhaustive nor could it be, since new interactions are continuously being reported. Drugs for which a potentially important interaction has been observed.
Valproate free fraction was increased 4-fold in the presence of aspirin compared to Valproate alone. Carbapenem Antibiotics A clinically significant reduction in serum valproic acid concentration has been reported in patients receiving carbapenem antibiotics for example, ertapenem, imipenem, meropenem this is not a complete list and may result in loss of seizure control.
The mechanism of this interaction is not well understood. Serum valproic acid concentrations should be monitored frequently after initiating carbapenem therapy.
Estrogen-Containing Hormonal Contraceptives Estrogen-containing hormonal contraceptives may increase the clearance of Valproate, which may result in decreased concentration of Valproate and potentially increased seizure frequency. Prescribers should monitor serum Valproate concentrations and clinical response when adding or discontinuing estrogen containing products.
A decrease in Valproate dosage may be necessary when felbamate therapy is initiated. Valproate dosage adjustment may be necessary when it is co-administered with rifampin.
Drugs for which either no interaction or a likely clinically unimportant interaction has been observed. Antacids A study involving the co-administration of Valproate mg with commonly administered antacids Maalox, Trisogel, and Titralac - mEq doses did not reveal any effect on the extent of absorption of Valproate.
Cimetidine and Ranitidine Cimetidine and ranitidine do not affect the clearance of Valproate. Valproate has been found to be a weak inhibitor of some P isozymes, epoxide hydrase, and glucuronosyltransferases. The list is not exhaustive, since new interactions are continuously being reported. Drugs for which a potentially important Valproate interaction has been observed. Rare postmarketing reports of concurrent use of Valproate and amitriptyline resulting in an increased amitriptyline level have been received.
Concurrent use of Valproate and amitriptyline has rarely been associated with toxicity. Monitoring of amitriptyline levels should be considered for patients taking Valproate concomitantly with amitriptyline. Clonazepam The concomitant use of Valproate and clonazepam may induce absence status in patients with a history of absence type seizures.
Diazepam Valproate displaces diazepam from its plasma albumin binding sites and inhibits its metabolism. Ethosuximide Valproate inhibits the metabolism of ethosuximide.
Patients receiving Valproate and ethosuximide, especially along with other anticonvulsants, should be monitored for alterations in serum concentrations of both drugs.
The dose of lamotrigine should be reduced when co-administered with Valproate. Serious skin reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis have been reported with concomitant lamotrigine and Valproate administration. See lamotrigine package insert for details on lamotrigine dosing with concomitant Valproate administration. Phenobarbital Valproate was found to inhibit the metabolism of phenobarbital.
There is evidence for severe CNS depression, with or without significant elevations of barbiturate or Valproate serum concentrations. All patients receiving concomitant barbiturate therapy should be closely monitored for neurological toxicity.
Serum barbiturate concentrations should be obtained, if possible, and the barbiturate dosage decreased, if appropriate. Primidone, which is metabolized to a barbiturate, may be involved in a similar interaction with Valproate. Phenytoin Valproate displaces phenytoin from its plasma albumin binding sites and inhibits its hepatic metabolism.
In patients with epilepsy, there have been reports of breakthrough seizures occurring with the combination of Valproate and phenytoin. The dosage of phenytoin should be adjusted as required by the clinical situation. Propofol The concomitant use of Valproate and propofol may lead to increased blood levels of propofol.
Reduce the dose of propofol when co-administering with Valproate. Monitor patients closely for signs of increased sedation or cardiorespiratory depression.
Rufinamide Based on a population pharmacokinetic analysis, rufinamide clearance was decreased by Valproate. Patients stabilized on rufinamide before being prescribed Valproate should begin Valproate therapy at a low dose, and titrate to a clinically effective dose [see Dosage and Administration 2.
The clinical relevance of this displacement is unknown. Warfarin In an in vitro study, Valproate increased the unbound fraction of warfarin by up to The therapeutic relevance of this is unknown; however, coagulation tests should be monitored if Valproate therapy is instituted in patients taking anticoagulants.
Acetaminophen Valproate had no effect on any of the pharmacokinetic parameters of acetaminophen when it was concurrently administered to three epileptic patients. Olanzapine No dose adjustment for olanzapine is necessary when olanzapine is administered concomitantly with Valproate.
Concomitant administration of topiramate with Valproate has also been associated with hypothermia in patients who have tolerated either drug alone.
Information on the registry can be found at the website, http: Maternal Valproate use during pregnancy for any indication increases the risk of congenital malformations, particularly neural tube defects, but also malformations involving other body systems e. The risk of major structural abnormalities is greatest during the first trimester; however, other serious developmental effects can occur with Valproate use throughout pregnancy. An observational study has suggested that exposure to Valproate products during pregnancy may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders.
In this study, children born to mothers who had used Valproate products during pregnancy had 2. The absolute risks for autism spectrum disorders were 4. Because the study was observational in nature, conclusions regarding a causal association between in utero Valproate exposure and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder cannot be considered definitive. In animal studies, offspring with prenatal exposure to Valproate had structural malformations similar to those seen in humans and demonstrated neurobehavioral deficits.
Data Human There is an extensive body of evidence demonstrating that exposure to Valproate in utero increases the risk of neural tube defects and other structural abnormalities. These data show up to a five-fold increased risk for any major malformation following Valproate exposure in utero compared to the risk following exposure in utero to other antiepileptic drugs taken in monotherapy.
The major congenital malformations included cases of neural tube defects, cardiovascular malformations, craniofacial defects e. Published epidemiological studies have indicated that children exposed to Valproate in utero have lower IQ scores than children exposed to either another antiepileptic drug in utero or to no antiepileptic drugs in utero.
Although all of the available studies have methodological limitations, the weight of the evidence supports a causal association between Valproate exposure in utero and subsequent adverse effects on cognitive development. There are published case reports of fatal hepatic failure in offspring of women who used Valproate during pregnancy.
Animal In developmental toxicity studies conducted in mice, rats, rabbits, and monkeys, increased rates of fetal structural abnormalities, intrauterine growth retardation, and embryo-fetal death occurred following treatment of pregnant animals with Valproate during organogenesis at clinically relevant doses calculated on a body surface area basis.
Valproate induced malformations of multiple organ systems, including skeletal, cardiac, and urogenital defects. In mice, in addition to other malformations, fetal neural tube defects have been reported following Valproate administration during critical periods of organogenesis, and the teratogenic response correlated with peak maternal drug levels.
Behavioral abnormalities including cognitive, locomotor, and social interaction deficits and brain histopathological changes have also been reported in mice and rat offspring exposed prenatally to clinically relevant doses of Valproate. Valproate is excreted in human milk.
Caution should be exercised when Valproate is administered to a nursing woman. Experience with oral Valproate has indicated that pediatric patients under the age of two years are at a considerably increased risk of developing fatal hepatotoxicity, especially those with the aforementioned conditions [see BOXED WARNING ]. The safety of Valproate Sodium Injection has not been studied in individuals below the age of 2 years. If a decision is made to use Valproate Sodium Injection in this age group, it should be used with extreme caution and as a sole agent.
Above the age of 2 years, experience in epilepsy has indicated that the incidence of fatal hepatotoxicity decreases considerably in progressively older patient groups. Younger children, especially those receiving enzyme-inducing drugs, will require larger maintenance doses to attain targeted total and unbound Valproate concentrations. The variability in free fraction limits the clinical usefulness of monitoring total serum valproic acid concentrations.
Interpretation of valproic acid concentrations in children should include consideration of factors that affect hepatic metabolism and protein binding. Pediatric Clinical Trials No unique safety concerns were identified in the 35 patients age 2 to 17 years who received Valproate Sodium Injection in clinical trials. One twelve-month study was conducted to evaluate the safety of divalproex sodium sprinkle capsules in the indication of partial seizures patients aged 3 to 10 years.
Juvenile Animal Toxicology In studies of Valproate in immature animals, toxic effects not observed in adult animals included retinal dysplasia in rats treated during the neonatal period from postnatal day 4 and nephrotoxicity in rats treated during the neonatal and juvenile from postnatal day 14 periods. No patients above the age of 65 years were enrolled in double-blind prospective clinical trials of mania associated with bipolar illness. A higher percentage of patients above 65 years of age reported accidental injury, infection, pain, somnolence, and tremor.
Discontinuation of Valproate was occasionally associated with the latter two events. It is not clear whether these events indicate additional risk or whether they result from preexisting medical illness and concomitant medication use among these patients. Overdosage with Valproate may result in somnolence, heart block, deep coma and hypernatremia.
In overdose situations, the fraction of drug not bound to protein is high and hemodialysis or tandem hemodialysis plus hemoperfusion may result in significant removal of drug.
General supportive measures should be applied with particular attention to the maintenance of adequate urinary output. Naloxone has been reported to reverse the CNS depressant effects of Valproate overdosage. Valproate sodium is the sodium salt of valproic acid designated as sodium 2-propylpentanoate.
Valproate sodium has the following structure:. Valproate sodium has a molecular weight of It occurs as an essentially white and odorless, crystalline, deliquescent powder. Each mL contains Valproate sodium equivalent to mg valproic acid, edetate disodium 0. The pH is adjusted to 7. The solution is clear and colorless. Valproate sodium exists as the Valproate ion in the blood.
The mechanisms by which Valproate exerts its therapeutic effects have not been established. It has been suggested that its activity in epilepsy is related to increased brain concentrations of gamma-aminobutyric acid GABA.
The relationship between plasma concentration and clinical response is not well documented. One contributing factor is the nonlinear, concentration dependent protein binding of Valproate which affects the clearance of the drug.
Thus, monitoring of total serum Valproate cannot provide a reliable index of the bioactive Valproate species. Higher than expected free fractions occur in the elderly, in hyperlipidemic patients, and in patients with hepatic and renal diseases. Bioavailability Equivalent doses of intravenous IV Valproate and oral Valproate products are expected to result in equivalent C max , C min , and total systemic exposure to the Valproate ion when the IV Valproate is administered as a 60 minute infusion.
However, the rate of Valproate ion absorption may vary with the formulation used. These differences should be of minor clinical importance under the steady state conditions achieved in chronic use in the treatment of epilepsy. The T max after IV Valproate Sodium Injection occurs at the end of the one hour infusion, while the T max after oral dosing with divalproex sodium occurs at approximately 4 hours.
Eleven healthy volunteers were given single infusions of mg IV Valproate over 5, 10, 30, and 60 minutes in a 4-period crossover study. Total Valproate concentrations were measured; unbound concentrations were not measured. After the 5 minute infusions mean rate of 2. Ninety to minutes after infusion initiation, total Valproate concentrations were similar for all 4 rates of infusion.
Because protein binding is nonlinear at higher total Valproate concentrations, the corresponding increase in unbound C max at faster infusion rates will be greater. Protein binding of Valproate is reduced in the elderly, in patients with chronic hepatic diseases, in patients with renal impairment, and in the presence of other drugs e.
Conversely, Valproate may displace certain protein-bound drugs e. Supplementary therapy for severe hypersensitivity reaction, shock unresponsive to conventional therapy.
May be repeated every 4 to 6 hours as necessary. Cushing's syndrome, electrolyte and calcium imbalance, euphoria, glycosuria, hyperglycemia.
Contraindicated in long-term therapy, except in life-threatening situations. Each mg or fraction thereof over 2 to 3 minutes or longer. Term ketorolac tromethamine Toradol IV push. NSAID with peripheral analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic actions. Short-term management of moderately severe, acute pain no longer than 5 days. May be repeated every 6 hours.
Diarrhea, dizziness, dyspepsia, drowsiness, edema. Inhibits platelet aggregation and may prolong bleeding time. A single dose over a minimum of 15 seconds; evenly distributed over 1 to 2 minutes is preferred.
Term diazepam Valium IV push. Benzodiazepine, sedative-hypnotic, antianxiety agent, anticonvulsant, amnestic, skeletal muscle relaxant Action: Depresses the central, autonomic, and peripheral nervous systems in an undetermined manner. Management of moderate to severe anxiety disorders or short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety.
Preoperative medication, including endoscopic procedures. Maximum dose in status epilepticus is 30 mg in 8 hours. Usually 2 to 15 mg, varies. Apnea, ataxia, blurred vision, bradycardia, cardiac arrest. Do not mix with any other drug or solution in syringe or solution.
Do not use with open-angle glaucoma unless receiving appropriate therapy. Term ondansetron hydrochloride Zofran IV push. Selective antagonist of serotonin receptors.
Chemotherapeutic agents such as cisplatin increase the release of serotonin from specific cells in the GI tract, causing emesis. Prevention of nausea and vomiting.
Although repeat doses are not recommended by the manufacturer, they have been given. Agitation, arrhythmias, chest pain, cold sensations, constipation.
A single 4-mg dose over at least 30 seconds; 2 to 5 minutes preferred. Term bumetanide Bumex IV push. Sulfonamide diuretic, antihypertensive, and antihypercalcemic agent related to the thiazides. Edema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver with ascites, renal diseases including nephrotic syndrome.
May be repeated at 2- to 3-hour intervals. Can be used for patients allergic to furosemide. Usually occur in prolonged therapy, serious ill patients, or following large doses. Abdominal pain, arthritic pain, azotemia, dizziness, headache.
Do not use with anuria, causes excessive potassium depletion with corticosteroids, thiazide diuretics. A single dose by IV injection over 1 to 2 minutes. Term heparin sodium Heparin IV push. Anticoagulant with immediate and predictable effects on the blood. Dosage is repeated every 4 to 6 hours and adjusted according to coagulation rest results. Usually 5, to 10, units. Bruising, epistaxis, hematuria, hemorrhage, tarry stools or any other signs of bleeding.
Do not administer others through same IV line. First 1, units or fraction thereof over 1 minute. After this test done, any single injection 5, units or fraction thereof may be given over 1 minute. Term fentanyl citrate Fentanyl. Opium derivative, narcotic analgesic, which is a descending CNS depressant.
Approximately times more potent than morphine. Definite respiratory-depressant actions that outlast its analgesic effect. Adjunt to general and regional anesthesia. Short-term analgesia during perioperative period. Bradycardia, diaphoresis, hypersensitivity reactions, hypertension, hypotension. Concurrent use of Valium use with higher doses of fentanyl may produce vasodilation.
Administer over a minimum of 3 to 5 minutes. Rapid administration may result in apnea or respiratory paralysis. Term potassium acetate and potassium chloride IVPB.
Electrolyte replenisher, antihypokalemic Action: Principal cation of intracellular fluid. Participates in carb utilization and protein synthesis.
Critical in the regulation of nerve conduction and muscle contraction, particularly in the heart. Changes in acid-base balance of the body are reflected by the changes in chloride concentration. Alternate source of bicarbonate by metabolic conversion in the liver. Prophylaxis or treatment of potassium deficiency. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.
Potentiated by angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Impaired renal function or adrenal insufficiency can cause potassium intoxication, which can develop rapidly and without symptoms. Broad-spectrum, third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic.
Bactericidal to selected gram-negative, gram-positive, and anaerobic organisms. Effective against many otherwise resistant organisms. Inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis. Treatment of serious lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin and skin structure, bone and joint, and intraabdominal infections. Allergic pneumonitis, bleeding episodes, burning, discomfort, and pain at injection site, diarrhea, others.
Do not use with diluents containing calcium such as Ringer's solution or Hartmann's solution, to reconstitute. A single dose over 30 minutes. H2 antagonist, altiulcer agent, gastric acid inhibitor Action: Histamine H2 antagonist, it inhibits both daytime and nocturnal basal gastric acid secretion.
It also inhibits gastric acid secretion stimulated by food, histamine, bentazole, and pentagastric. Not an anticholinergic agent. Does not lower calcium levels. Onset is prompt and effective for 6 to 8 hours. Five to 12 times more potent than cimetidine. Short-term treatment of intractable duodenal ulcers and pathologic hypersecretory conditions in the hospitalized patient, treatment of active benign gastric ulcers in those patients unable to take oral medication, others. Abdominal discomfort, burning and itching at IV site, constipation, diarrhea, headache, and nausea and vomiting are most common.
No additives into premixed solution. Too-rapid administration has precipitated rare instances of bradycardia, tachycardia, and PVCs. Definition Class; Antibiotic Action: Aminoglycoside antibiotic with neuromuscular blocking action. Bactericidal against specific gram-negative bacilli, including E. Coli, Klebsiella, Proteus, and Pseudomonas. Not effective for fungi or viral infections.
Treatment of serious infections of the GI, respiratory, and urinary tracts, CNS, skin, bone, soft tissue, septicemia, and bacterial neonatal sepsis. Occur more frequently with impaired renal function, higher doses or prolonged administration, in dehydrated or elderly patients, and in patients receiving other ototoxic or nephrotoxic drugs.
Anorexia, burning, dizziness, fever, headache, hypertension, hypotension, itching, lethargy, muscle twitching, nausea, numbness, rash, roaring in ears, seizures, tingling sensation, tinnitus, urticaria, vomiting, weight less.
Inactivated in solution with penicillins but is synergistic when used in combination with beta-lactam antibiotics. Each single dose, properly diluted, over 30 to 6 minutes, up to 2 hours in peds patients.
Iamges: oral to iv hydrocortisone conversion
Lethal dose estimated at 2 to 5 g.
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Fatty acid derivative anticonvulsants. Dianabol global steroids with peripheral analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic actions. Oral to iv hydrocortisone conversion - Pugh classification severity of liver dysfunction. You can read more about metabolizing estrogen here. Single IV dose not to exceed 10 mg. For this reason, when Valproate Sodium Injection is given twice or three times a day, close monitoring of trough plasma levels may be needed.
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