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Cernevit

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(Generic versions may still be available.)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

For dilution in infusions only

CernevitTM (multivitamins for infusion) is a lyophilized, sterile powder containing both water soluble and fat soluble vitamins (except Vitamin K) combined with mixed micelles (glycocholic acid and lecithin) in a single-dose amber glass vial intended for intravenous infusion following reconstitution and further dilution.

Each single-dose vial of CernevitTM (multivitamins for infusion) provides:

Retinol palmitate corresponding to Retinol (Vitamin A)
3500 IU
Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3 )
200 IU
DL a-tocopherol
10.2 mg
corresponding to a-tocopherol (Vitamin E)
11.2 IU
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
125 mg
Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3 )
46 mg
Dexpanthenol
16.15 mg
corresponding to pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
17.25 mg
Pyridoxine hydrochloride
5.5 mg
corresponding to pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
4.53 mg
Riboflavin sodium phosphate
5.67 mg
corresponding to riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
4.14 mg
Cocarboxylase tetrahydrate
5.8 mg
corresponding to thiamine (Vitamin B1)
3.51 mg
Folic Acid
414 mcg
D-Biotin
60 mcg
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
5.5 mcg
Other Ingredients
 
Glycine
250 mg
Glycocholic acid
140 mg
Soybean lecithin
112.5 mg

    Sodium hydroxide and/or Hydrochloric acid added to adjust pH to 5.9

CernevitTM (multivitamins for infusion) makes available a combination of important water soluble and fat soluble vitamins in a physiologic micellar system specially formulated for incorporation into intravenous infusions. Glycocholic acid and lecithin, both possessing emulsifying properties, are combined to form mixed micelles allowing the water soluble and fat soluble vitamins to solubilize in one container. The lyophilization of CernevitTM (multivitamins for infusion) produces a sterile dry powder intended for reconstitution, providing an aqueous solution. Glycine is incorporated for rapid reconstitution.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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