"More Americans than ever are developing kidney stones, and the demographics of those at increased risk are changing, a study published online January 14 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has shown.
Renacidin is indicated for dissolution of bladder calculi of the struvite or apatite variety by local intermittent irrigation through a urethral catheter or cystostomy tube as an alternative or adjunct to surgical procedures.
Renacidin is also indicated for use as an intermittent irrigating solution to prevent encrustations of indwelling urethral catheters and cystostomy tubes.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Renacidin for local irrigation within the lower urinary tract is available in single-use 30 mL containers.
Prepare and Administer the Dose
Step 1: Inspect Renacidin visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration. If particulate matter or discoloration are observed, do not administer.
Step 2: Remove the plastic tab connected to the conical tip of the Renacidin container by twisting the plastic tab. See Figure 1.
Step 3: Connect the conical tip of the Renacidin container to the end of the urethral catheter or cystostomy tube. See Figure 2.
Step 4: Squeeze the Renacidin container to expel the entire contents into the urethral catheter or cystostomy tube. See Figure 3.
For Dissolution of Bladder Calculi
Instill 30 mL (one container) of Renacidin into the bladder via a urethral catheter or cystostomy tube. Clamp the urethral catheter or cystostomy tube for 30 to 60 minutes. Release the clamp and drain the bladder. Repeat the instillation procedure 4 to 6 times a day. Monitor for dissolution of calculi.
For Prevention of Encrustations in Urethral Catheters and Cystostomy Tubes: Instill 30 mL (one container) of Renacidin into the urethral catheter or cystostomy tube. Clamp the urethral catheter or cystostomy tube for 10 minutes. Remove the clamp and drain the bladder. Repeat the instillation procedure 3 times a day.
Renacidin is available as a sterile, non-pyrogenic irrigation solution in 30 mL single-use, low density, polyethylene containers, supplied in boxes of 30 containers each. Exposure of Renacidin to heat or cold should be minimized. Renacidin should be stored at room temperature, 59° to 86°F (15° to 30°C). Avoid excessive heat or cold (keep from freezing). Brief exposure to temperatures of up to 40°C or temperatures down to 5°C does not adversely affect the product.
PRODUCT CODE: RN030
Manufactured for Guardian Laboratories, a division of United-Guardian, Inc. Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788, by Smiths Medical ASD, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Revised: October , 2015This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/12/2015
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