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Kinevac

KINEVAC®
Sincalide for Injection

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Kinevac (Sincalide for Injection) is a cholecystopancreatic-gastrointestinal hormone peptide for parenteral administration. The agent is a synthetically-prepared C-terminal octapeptide of cholecystokinin. Each via] of sincalide provides a sterile nonpyrogenic lyophilized white powder consisting of 5 mcg sincalide with 45 mg sodium chloride to provide tonicity; sodium hydroxide or hydrochloric acid may have been added prior to lyophilization for pH adjustment (5.5 to 6.5). At the time of manufacture, the air in the vial is replaced with nitrogen. Sincalide is designated chemically as L-aspartyl-L-tyrosyl-L-methionylglycyl-L-tryptophyl-L-methionyl-L-aspartylphenyK-alaninamide hydrogen sulfate (ester). Graphic formula:

KINEVAC® (Sincalide) Structural Formula Illustration

What are the possible side effects of sincalide (Kinevac)?

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.

Less serious side effects are more likely, such as:

  • stomach pain or discomfort;
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
  • headache;
  • feeling light-headed or short of breath;
  • sweating, flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
  • sneezing; or
  • mild skin rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 10/8/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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