Data from FDA - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 12 April 2018

Indication(s)

1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A is an anticoagulant for blood collection for use only with apheresis devices. [See Dosage and Administration (2).] ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A is an anticoagulant for blood collection for use only with apheresis devices. (1)

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Advisory information

contraindications
4 CONTRAINDICATIONS DO NOT INFUSE ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A DIRECTLY TO THE PATIENTS. DO NOT INFUSE ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A DIRECTLY TO THE PATIENTS. (4)
Adverse reactions
6 ADVERSE REACTIONS Citrate reactions or toxicity may occur with the infusion and return of blood containing citrate anticoagulant. The recipient of the blood containing citrate should be monitored for the signs and symptoms of citrate toxicity. The signs and symptoms of citrate toxicity begin with paresthesia, a "tingling" sensation around the mouth or in the extremities, followed by severe reactions that are characterized by hypotension and possible cardiac arrhythmia. Citrate toxicity may occur more frequently in patients who are hypothermic, have impaired liver or renal function, or have low calcium levels because of an underlying disease. Citrate reactions or toxicity may occur with the infusion and return of blood containing citrate anticoagulant. The recipient of the blood containing citrate should be monitored for the signs and symptoms of citrate toxicity. (6) To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Terumo BCT, Inc. at 1-877-339-4228 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Usage information

Dosing and administration
2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A is added to tubing sets during apheresis procedures. (2) ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A may only be used with apheresis devices. For instructions on the use of the solution see the apheresis device operator's manual. (2.1) Follow the directions for connecting the ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A bag to the apheresis system. (2.2) 2.1 General Dosing Information ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A is added to tubing sets during apheresis procedures. The solution is connected to the tubing set in an apheresis collection. The recommended dose is determined by the apheresis device and metered into the tubing set by the apheresis device. It is not intended for direct intravenous infusion. For instructions on the use of the solution with the apheresis device and tubing set, see the device operator's manual. 2.2 Administration Ensure solution is the ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A and is within the expiration date. Inspect the bag. Do not use if the container is damaged, leaking or if there is any visible sign of deterioration. Use only if solution is clear and free of particulate matter. Protect from sharp objects. Directions for Connecting the ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A bag to the apheresis device. At the prompt to connect anticoagulant to the apheresis device tubing set: Remove the overwrap by pulling down at notch, and remove the ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A bag. Before use, perform the following checks [See Warnings and Precautions (5).]: Check for leaks by gently squeezing the bag. If leaks are found, discard the bag. Ensure that the solution is the ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A and is within the expiration date. Inspect the solution in adequate light. Bags showing cloudiness, haze, or particulate matter should not be used. Remove the protective cap from the port on the bag. Connect the bag to the apheresis device tubing set using aseptic technique and hang the solution. Break the frangible connector. When you break frangible connectors, bend them in both directions to ensure that you break them completely. Failure to do so may result in restricted flow. Proceed according to the apheresis device operator's manual. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.
Use in special populations
8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A has not been adequately studied in controlled clinical trials with specific populations. ANTICOAGULANT CITRATE DEXTROSE SOLUTION USP (ACD) SOLUTION A has not been studied in controlled clinical trials with specific populations.

More information

Category Value
Authorisation number BA010228
Agency product number LX22YL083G
Orphan designation No
Product NDC 14537-817,14537-815
Date Last Revised 03-11-2017
Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
Storage and handling STORAGE Store up to 25 °C [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Avoid excessive heat. Protect from freezing.
Marketing authorisation holder Terumo BCT, Ltd.