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Cleviprex Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Cleviprex (clevidipine) is an injectable medication that is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in people who cannot take medicine by mouth. It is a calcium channel blocker. Common side effects include headache, or mild nausea.
The starting dose of Cleviprex is an intravenous infusion at 1-2 mg/hour. Blood pressure and heart rate will be monitored continually during infusion. The therapeutic response for most patients occurs at doses of 4-6 mg/hour. Cleviprex may interact with other heart or blood pressure medications, or beta-blockers. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Cleviprex should be taken only if prescribed. It is unknown if it will harm a fetus. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Cleviprex (clevidipine) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is Patient Information in Detail?
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Cleviprex in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregiver at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- feeling like you might pass out;
- rapid heart rate;
- urinating less than usual or not at all;
- weakness, confusion, increased thirst, loss of appetite, vomiting, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
- swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath;
- vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, bloating, severe constipation;
- chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, sweating, general ill feeling;
- slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may stop); or
- dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, uneven heartbeats, seizure).
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild headache;
- mild nausea; or
- mild constipation.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Cleviprex (Clevidipine Butyrate)
What is Prescribing information?
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Cleviprex FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The following risk is discussed elsewhere in the labeling:
Clinical Trials Experience
Cleviprex clinical development included 19 studies, with 99 healthy subjects and 1307 hypertensive patients who received at least one dose of clevidipine(1406 total exposures). Clevidipinewas evaluated in 15 studies in hypertensive patients: 1099 patients with perioperative hypertension, 126 with severe hypertension and 82 patients with essential hypertension.
The desired therapeutic response was achieved at doses of 4-6 mg/hour. Cleviprex wasinfused for < 24 hours in the majority of patients (n=l 199); it was infused as a continuous infusion in an additional 93 patients for durations between 24 and 72 hours.
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
The placebo-controlled experience with Cleviprex in the perioperative setting was both small and brief (about 30 minutes). Table 2 shows treatment-emergent adverse reactions and the category of "any common adverse event" in ESCAPE-1 and ESCAPE-2 where the rate on Cleviprex exceeded the rate on placebo by at least 5% (common adverse reactions).
Table 2.Common adverse reactions in placebo-controlled perioperative
|Any common adverse event||27(51%)||21 (41%)||32(53%)||24(49%)|
|Acute renal failure||5 (9%)||1 (2%)||--||--|
Three randomized, parallel, open-label studies called ECLIPSE, with longer exposure in cardiac surgery patients define the adverse reactions for patients with perioperative hypertension.Each ECLIPSE study compared Cleviprex (n=752) to an active comparatonnitroglycerin (NTG, n=278), sodium nitroprusside (SNP, n=283), ornicardipine (NIC, n=193).The pooled mean maximum dose in these studies was 10 mg/hour and the mean duration of treatment was 8 hours.
There were many adverse events associated with the operative procedure in the clinical studies of Cleviprex and relatively few plausibly related to the drugs used to lower blood pressure. Thus, the ability to differentiate the adverse event profile between treatments is limited. The adverse events observed within one hour of the end of the infusion were similar in patients who received Cleviprex and in those who received comparator agents.There was no adverse reaction that was more than 2% more common on Cleviprex than on the average of all comparators.
Serious Adverse Events and Discontinuation - Perioperative Hypertension Studies
The incidence of adverse events leading to study drug discontinuation in patients with perioperative hypertension receiving Cleviprex was 5.9% versus 3.2% for all active comparators.For patients receiving Cleviprex and all active comparators the incidence of serious adverse events within one hour of drug infusion discontinuation was similar.
The adverse events for patients with severe hypertension are based on anuncontrolled study in patients with severe hypertension (VELOCITY,n=126).
The common adverse reactions for Cleviprex in severe hypertension included headache (6.3%),nausea (4.8%), and vomiting (3.2%).The incidence of adverse events leading to study drug discontinuation for Cleviprex in severe hypertension was 4.8%.
Less Common Adverse Reactions in Patients with Severe or Essential Hypertension
Adverse reactions that were reported in < 1% of patients with severe or essential hypertension included:
Cardiac: myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest
Nervous system: syncope
Post-Marketing and Other Clinical Experience
Because adverse reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to estimate reliably their frequency or to establish a casual relationship to drug exposure. The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of Cleviprex: increased blood triglycerides, ileus, hypersensitivity, hypotension, nausea, decreased oxygen saturation (possible pulmonary shunting) and reflex tachycardia.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cleviprex (Clevidipine Butyrate)
Additional Cleviprex Information
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