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Clinimix E

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/24/2018
Drug Description

CLINIMIX E
(amino acids with electrolytes in dextrose with calcium) Injection for IV

DESCRIPTION

CLINIMIX E sulfite-free (amino acids with electrolytes in dextrose with calcium) injection for intravenous use consists of sterile, nonpyrogenic, hypertonic solutions in a dual chamber container.

The outlet port chamber contains essential and nonessential amino acids with electrolytes. The formulas for the individual electrolytes and amino acids are provided in Table 8.

Table 8: Formulas for Electrolytes and Amino Acids

Electrolytes
Sodium Acetate C2HsNaO2•3H2O
Potassium Phosphate, dibasic K2HPO4
Magnesium Chloride MgCl2 •6H2O
Sodium Chloride NaCl
Essential Amino Acids
Leucine (CH3)2 CHCH2CH (NH2) COOH
Isoleucine CH3CH2CH (CH3) CH (NH2) COOH
Valine (CH3)2 CHCH (NH2) COOH
Lysine (added as the hydrochloride salt) H2N (CH2)4 CH (NH2) COOH
Phenylalanine (C6H5) CH2 CH (NH2) COOH
Histadine (C3H3N2) CH2 CH (NH2) COOH
Threonine CH3CH (OH) CH (NH2) COO
Methionine CH3S (CH2)2 CH (NH2) COOH
Tryptophan (C8H6N) CH2 CH (NH2) COOH
Nonessential Amino Acids
Alanine CH3CH (NH2) COOH
Arginine H2NC (NH) NH (CH2)3 CH (NH2) COOH
Glycine H2NCH2 COOH
Proline [(CH2)3 NH CH] COOH
Serine HOCH2 CH (NH2) COOH
Tyrosine [C6H4 (OH)] CH2CH (NH2) COOH

The injection port chamber contains dextrose with calcium. The formula for Calcium Chloride is: CaCl2•2H2O. Dextrose, USP, is chemically designated D-glucose, monohydrate (C6H12O6 • H2O) and has the following structure:

D-glucose, monohydrate Structural Formula - Illustration

Dextrose is derived from corn.

See Table 7 for composition, pH, osmolarity, ionic concentration and caloric content of the admixed product [see Dosage Forms And Strengths].

The dual chamber container is a lipid-compatible plastic container (PL 2401 Plastic).

CLINIMIX E contains no more than 25 mcg/L of aluminum.

Indications & Dosage

INDICATIONS

CLINIMIX E is indicated as a source of calories, protein, and electrolytes for patients requiring parenteral nutrition when oral or enteral nutrition is not possible, insufficient, or contraindicated. CLINIMIX E may be used to treat negative nitrogen balance in patients.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Preparation Prior To Administration

  • Tear protective clear overwrap across top at slit and remove solution container. Small amounts of moisture may be found on the solution container from water permeating from inside the container. The amount of permeated water is insufficient to affect the solution significantly. If larger amounts of water are found, the container should be checked for tears or leaks.
  • Inspect the container prior to activation. Some opacity of the plastic due to moisture absorption during the sterilization process may be observed. This is normal and does not affect the solution quality or safety. The opacity will diminish gradually. Evaluate the following:
    • If the outlet or additive port protectors are damaged, detached, or not present, discard container as solution path sterility may be impaired.
    • Check to ensure seal between chambers is intact, solutions are contained in separate chambers, and the content of the individual chambers is clear, colorless or slightly yellow. Discard if the seal is broken or if the solution is bright yellow or yellowish brown.
    • Check for minute leaks by separately squeezing each chamber. If external leaks or leakage between the chambers are found, discard solution as sterility or stability may be impaired.
  • Lipids and/or additives can be introduced to the container after opening seal between chambers. Because additives may be incompatible, evaluate all additions to the plastic container for compatibility. Activate chambers of container prior to introduction of additives. Mix thoroughly when additives have been introduced. Supplemental medication may be added with a 19 to 22 gauge needle through the medication port.
  • Calcium and phosphate ratios must be considered. Excess addition of calcium and phosphate, especially in the form of mineral salts, may result in the formation of calcium phosphate precipitates [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
  • Inspect the container to ensure precipitates have not formed during the mixing or addition of additives. A slight yellow color does not alter the quality and efficacy of this product. If lipid has been added, ensure the emulsion has not separated. Separation of the emulsion can be visibly identified by a yellowish streaking or the accumulation of yellowish droplets in the mixed emulsion. Discard the admixture if any of the above are observed.

Important Administration Instructions

  • Set the vent to the closed position on a vented intravenous administration set to prevent air embolism.
  • Use a dedicated line without any connections to avoid air embolism.
  • CLINIMIX E is for intravenous infusion only into a central or peripheral vein. The choice of a central or peripheral venous route should depend on the osmolarity of the final infusate. Solutions with osmolarity of 900 mOsm/L or greater must be infused through a central catheter [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
    • For central vein infusion only: CLINIMIX E 4.25/10, 5/15, 5/20
    • For central or peripheral vein infusion: CLINIMIX E 2.75/5 and 4.25/5
  • The solution should be inspected for precipitates before admixing, after admixing, and again before administration.
  • Use a 0.22 micron filter for administration of CLINIMIX E. If a lipid is also administered, use a 1.2 micron filter.
  • If lipid emulsion is added, do not use administration sets and lines that contain di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). Administration sets that contain polyvinyl chloride (PVC) components have DEHP as a plasticizer.
  • Ceftriaxone must not be administered simultaneously with calcium-containing intravenous solutions such as CLINIMIX E via a Y-site. However, in patients other than neonates, ceftriaxone and CLINIMIX E may be administered sequentially if the infusion lines are thoroughly flushed between infusions with a compatible fluid [see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Instructions For Use

  1. Open by tearing protective clear overwrap, which includes an oxygen-absorbing sachet, across top at slit and remove solution container. Discard the oxygen-absorbing sachet after removal from the clear overwrap.
  2. To proceed with activation, the container should be at room temperature. Lay the room temperature container onto a flat surface. Grasp the container firmly on each side of the top of the container (Figure 1).
  3. Starting from the top, using some pressure, slowly roll the container to open seal between chambers until the peel-seal is completely broken as shown in Figure 2. Do not pull or rip the seal apart. The seal must be completely opened towards the port side of the container. The upper section of the seal towards the hanger side can remain unbroken.
  4. Mix the contents thoroughly by inverting the container upside down to ensure a homogenous admixture (Figure 3).
  5. Once the container is mixed, check for leaks.
  6. Make additions (if prescribed).

    Because additives may be incompatible, evaluate all additions to the container for compatibility and stability of the resulting preparation. Consult with pharmacist, if available. Questions about compatibility may be directed to Baxter. If it is deemed advisable to introduce additives, use aseptic technique. For information on adding lipid emulsions see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.
    1. Prepare medication port.
    2. Using syringe with 19 to 22 gauge needle, puncture resealable medication port and inject.
    3. Mix solution and medication thoroughly (Figure 3). For high density medication (high specific gravity), such as potassium chloride, squeeze ports while ports are upright and mix thoroughly.
  7. Inspect final solution for discoloration and particulate matter. Check for leaks.
  8. Spike and hang container.
    1. Suspend container from eyelet support.
    2. Twist off protector from outlet port at bottom of container (Figure 4).
    3. Attach administration set. Refer to complete directions accompanying set.

For single dose only. Discard unused portion.

Figures 1-4:

1. Lay the room temperature container onto a flat surface. Grasp the container firmly with both hands at the top corners.

Lay the room temperature container onto a flat
surface - Illustration

2. Starting from the top, using some pressure, slowly roll the container down toward the bottom until the peel seal is broken down the center. You should feel or hear an audible pop as the peel seal dividing the chambers is broken, which allows the components from each chamber to mix.

Slowly roll the container  - Illustration

3.  Mix by turning the container upside-down at least 3 times.

Mix by turning the container upside-down at least 3
times - Illustration

4. Hang the container. Twist off the protector from the administration outlet. Firmly plug  the spike connector.

Hang the container - Illustration

Instructions On Storage

Storage After Removal Of Overwrap

Once removed from the protective clear overwrap, mixed (peel seal activated) or unmixed (peel seal intact), CLINIMIX E solutions may be stored under refrigeration for up to 9 days.

Storage Once Any Additive Is Added

Use promptly after mixing. Any storage with additives should be under refrigeration and limited to a brief period of time, less than 24 hours. After removal from refrigeration, use promptly and complete the infusion within 24 hours. Any remaining mixture must be discarded.

Preparation And Addition Of Lipid Emulsion

  1. Prior to adding lipid emulsion, mix amino acid and dextrose injection as shown in Figures 1-3.
  2. Prepare lipid emulsion transfer set following instructions provided.
  3. Attach transfer set to lipid emulsion container using aseptic technique.
  4. Twist off protector on the additive port of the container.
  5. Attach the transfer set to the exposed additive port.
  6. Open clamp on transfer set.
  7. After completing transfer, use appropriate plastic clamp or metal ferrule to seal off additive port tube.
  8. Remove transfer set.
  9. Mix contents of container thoroughly. Inspect final solution for discoloration and particulate matter. Check for leaks.
Storage Once Lipids Are Added

Use promptly after mixing. Any storage with additives should be under refrigeration and limited to a brief period of time, no longer than 24 hours. After removal from refrigeration, use promptly and complete the infusion within 24 hours. Any mixture remaining must be discarded.

Dosing Considerations

  1. The dosage of CLINIMIX E should be individualized based on the patient’s clinical condition (ability to adequately metabolize amino acids and dextrose), body weight and nutritional/fluid requirements, as well as additional energy given orally/enterally to the patient. Prior to initiating CLINIMIX E the following patient information should be reviewed: all concomitant medications, gastrointestinal function and laboratory data such as electrolytes (including magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus), glucose, urea/creatinine, liver panel, complete blood count and triglyceride level (if adding lipid emulsion). Refer to the complete prescribing information of lipid emulsion for dosing information.
  2. CLINIMIX E formulations have varying concentrations of protein, carbohydrate and a standard concentration of electrolytes; thus infusion rates to achieve requirements will vary. Protein, caloric, fluid and electrolyte requirements all need to be taken into consideration when determining individual patient dosage needs.
  3. The dosage selection is based only on the recommended protein requirements. The maximum dextrose infusion rates and calorie and fluid requirements must also be considered when determining the clinically appropriate infusion rate for patients.
  4. CLINIMIX E meets the total nutritional requirements for protein and dextrose in stable patients, and can be individualized to meet specific needs with the addition of nutrients.
  5. Total daily fluid requirements can be met beyond the volume of amino acids solution by supplementing with non-carbohydrate or carbohydrate-containing electrolyte solutions. In many patients, provision of adequate calories in the form of hypertonic dextrose may require the administration of exogenous insulin to prevent hyperglycemia and glycosuria.
  6. Prior to administration of CLINIMIX E correct severe fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disorders.
  7. Monitor levels of serum potassium during therapy. It may be necessary to add additional potassium to the CLINIMIX E admixture.
  8. Lipid emulsion administration should be considered with prolonged use (more than 5 days) of CLINIMIX E in order to prevent essential fatty acid deficiency (EFAD). Serum lipids should be monitored for evidence of EFAD in patients maintained on fat-free parenteral nutrition. See prescribing information of lipid emulsion.
  9. The flow rate should be increased gradually. The flow rate must be adjusted taking into account the dose being administered, the daily volume intake, and the duration of the infusion.

Recommended Dosage In Adults

The recommended daily nutritional requirements for protein and dextrose compared to the amount of nutrition provided by CLINIMIX E are shown in Table 1.

As indicated on an individual basis, maintenance vitamins, additional electrolytes, trace elements and other components (including lipids) should be administered as required to prevent deficiencies and complications from developing.

The maximum infusion rates in adult patients are show in Table 2.

In addition to meeting protein needs, the administration rate should be governed, especially during the first few day of therapy, by the patient’s tolerance to dextrose. Daily intake of amino acids and dextrose should be increased gradually to the maximum required dose as indicated by frequent determinations of blood glucose levels.

Table 1: Nutritional Comparison - Adult Patients

  Recommended Nutritional Requirements1 Recommended CLINIMIX E Adult Dosage
Stable Patients Critically Ill Patients* CLINIMIX E 2.75/5 CLINIMIX E 4.25/5 CLINIMIX E 4.25/10 CLINIMIX E 5/15 CLINIMIX E 5/20
Fluid (mL/kg/day) 30 to 40 Minimum needed to deliver adequate nutrition 29 to 40 19 to 40 19 to 40 16 to 40 16 to 40
Protein** (g/kg/day) (Nitrogen g/kg/day) 0.8 to 1 (0.13 to 0.16) 1.5 to 2 (0.24 to 0.32) 0.8 to 1.1 (0.13 to 0.18) 0.8 to 1.7 (0.13 to 0.27) 0.8 to 1.7 (0.13 to 0.27) 0.8 to 2 (0.13 to 0.32) 0.8 to 2 (0.13 to 0.32)
Dextrose (g/kg/day) <10 <5.8 1.45 to 2 0.95 to 2 1.9 to 4 2.4 to 6 3.2 to 8
* Do not use in patients with conditions that are contraindicated [see CONTRAINDICATIONS].
** Protein is provided as amino acids. When infused intravenously amino acids are metabolized and utilized as the building blocks of protein.

Table 2: Maximum Infusion Rate in Adult Patients

  Maximum Infusion Rates in Adults Patients
CLINIMIX E 2.75/5 CLINIMIX E 4.25/5 CLINIMIX E 4.25/10 CLINIMIX E 5/15 CLINIMIX E 5/20
Maximum Infusion Rate (mL/kg/hour) 3.6 2.4 2.4 1.67 1.25
Corresponding infusion rate Amino Acid (g/kg/hour) 0.1* 0.1* 0.1* 0.08 0.06
Dextrose (g/kg/hour) 0.18 0.12 0.24 0.25* 0.25*
*Rate limiting factor

Dosage Modifications In Patients With Renal Impairment

Prior to administration, correct severe fluid or electrolyte imbalances. Closely monitor serum electrolyte levels and adjust the volume of CLINIMIX E administered as required [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Patients with renal impairment not needing dialysis require 0.6 to 0.8 g of protein/kg/day. Serum electrolyte levels should be closely monitored. Patients on hemodialysis or continuous renal replacement therapy should receive 1.2 to 1.8 g of protein/kg/day up to a maximum of 2.5 g of protein/kg/day based on nutritional status and estimated protein losses.2 The CLINIMIX E dosage can be adjusted based on the severity of renal impairment, supplementing protein as indicated. If required, additional amino acids may be added to the CLINIMIX E container or infused separately. Compatibility of additions should be evaluated by a pharmacist and questions may be directed to Baxter.

Recommended Dosage In Pediatric Patients

The dosage and constant infusion rate of intravenous dextrose must be selected with caution in pediatric patients, particularly neonates and low weight infants, because of the increased risk of hyperglycemia/hypoglycemia [see Use In Specific Populations]. Frequent monitoring of serum glucose concentrations is required when dextrose is prescribed to pediatric patients, particularly neonates and low birth weight infants. The infusion rate and volume should be determined by the consulting physician experienced in pediatric intravenous fluid therapy.

In pediatric patients, CLINIMIX E is dosed on the basis of protein provided as amino acids. The recommended dosage, by age group is provided in Tables 3 -6. Infusion rates are based on protein and do not take carbohydrates, fluid or electrolytes into consideration.

This product does not contain the amino acids cysteine and taurine, considered conditionally essential for neonates and infants. If possible, these amino acids should be added to this product if used in this pediatric population.

Table 3: Preterm and Term Infants Less than 1 Month of Age

  Recommended Nutritional Requirements1 Recommended CLINIMIX E Dosage in Preterm and Term Infants Less than 1 Month of Age
CLINIMIX E 2.75/5 CLINIMIX E 4.25/5 CLINIMIX E 4.25/10 CLINIMIX E 5/15 CLINIMIX E 5/20
Infusion Rate Range (mL/kg/hr)   4.5 to 6 2.9 to 3.9 2.9 to 3.9 2.5 to 3.3 2.5 to 3.3
Fluid (mL/kg/day) 100 to 150 108 to 144 70 to 94 70 to 94 60 to 79 60 to 79
Protein* (g/kg/day) (Nitrogen g/kg/day) 3 to 4
(0.48 to 0.64)
3 to 4
(0.48 to 0.64)
3 to 4
(0.48 to 0.64)
3 to 4
(0.48 to 0.64)
3 to 4
(0.48 to 0.64)
3 to 4
(0.48 to 0.64)
Dextrose (g/kg/day) 7 to 20 5.4 to 7.2 3.5 to 4.7 7 to 9.4 9 to 11.9 12 to 15.8
* Protein is provided as amino acids. When infused intravenously amino acids are metabolized and utilized as the building blocks of protein.

Table 4: Pediatric Patients 1 Month to Less than 1 Year of Age

  Recommended Nutritional Requirements1 Recommended CLINIMIX E Dosage in Pediatric Patients 1 Month to Less than 1 Year of Age
CLINIMIX E 2.75/5 CLINIMIX E 4.25/5 CLINIMIX E 4.25/10 CLINIMIX E 5/15 CLINIMIX E 5/20
Infusion Rate Range (mL/kg/hr)   3 to 4.5 2 to 2.9 2 to 2.9 1.7 to 2.5 1.7 to 2.5
Fluid (mL/kg/day) 100 mL/kg for the first 10 kg + 50 mL/kg for the second 10 kg. 72 to 108 48 to 70 48 to 70 41 to 60 41 to 60
Protein* (g/kg/day) (Nitrogen g/kg/day) 2 to 3
(0.32 to 0.48)
2 to 3
(0.32 to 0.48)
2 to 3
(0.32 to 0.48)
2 to 3
(0.32 to 0.48)
2 to 3
(0.32 to 0.48)
2 to 3
(0.32 to 0.48)
Dextrose (g/kg/day) 7 to 20 3.6 to 5.4 2.4 to 3.5 4.8 to 7 6.1 to 9 8.2 to 12
* Protein is provided as amino acids. When infused intravenously amino acids are metabolized and utilized as the building blocks of protein.

Table 5: Pediatric Patients 1 Year to Less than 11 Years of Age

  Recommended Nutritional Requirements1 Recommended CLINIMIX E Dosage in Pediatric Patients 1 Year to Less than 11 Years of Age
CLINIMIX E 2.75/5 CLINIMIX E 4.25/5 CLINIMIX E 4.25/10 CLINIMIX E 5/15 CLINIMIX E 5/20
Infusion Rate Range (mL/kg/hr)   1.5 to 3 1 to 2 1 to 2 0.8 to 1.7 0.8 to 1.7
Fluid (mL/kg/day) 100 mL/kg for the first 10 kg + 50 mL/kg for the second 10 kg + 20 mL/kg for weight > 20 kg 36 to 72 24 to 48 24 to 48 19 to 41 19 to 41
Protein* (g/kg/day) (Nitrogen g/kg/day) 1 to 2
(0.16 to 0.32)
1 to 2
(0.16 to 0.32)
1 to 2
(0.16 to 0.32)
1 to 2
(0.16 to 0.32)
1 to 2
(0.16 to 0.32)
1 to 2
(0.16 to 0.32)
Dextrose (g/kg/day) 7 to 14 1.8 to 3.6 1.2 to 2.4 2.4 to 4.8 2.9 to 6.1 3.8 to 8.2
* Protein is provided as amino acids. When infused intravenously amino acids are metabolized and utilized as the building blocks of protein.

Table 6: Pediatric Patients 11 Years to 17 Years of Age

  Recommended Nutritional Requirements1 Recommended CLINIMIX E Dosage in Pediatric Patients 11 Years to 17 Years of Age
CLINIMIX E 2.75/5 CLINIMIX E 4.25/5 CLINIMIX E 4.25/10 CLINIMIX E 5/15 CLINIMIX E 5/20
Infusion Rate Range (mL/kg/hr)   1.2 to 2.3 0.8 to 1.5 0.8 to 1.5 0.7 to 1.3 0.7 to 1.3
Fluid (mL/kg/day) 100 mL/kg for the first 10 kg + 50 mL/kg for the second 10 kg + 20 mL/kg for weight > 20 kg 29 to 55 19 to 36 19 to 36 17 to 31 17 to 31
Protein* (g/kg/day) (Nitrogen g/kg/day) 0.8 to 1.5 (0.13 to 0.24) 0.8 to 1.5 (0.13 to 0.24) 0.8 to 1.5 (0.13 to 0.24) 0.8 to 1.5 (0.13 to 0.24) 0.8 to 1.5 (0.13 to 0.24) 0.8 to 1.5 (0.13 to 0.24)
Dextrose (g/kg/day) 5 to 9 1.4 to 2.8 1 to 1.8 1.9 to 3.6 2.5 to 4.7 3.4 to 6.2
* Protein is provided as amino acids. When infused intravenously amino acids are metabolized and utilized as the building blocks of protein.

Discontinuation Of CLINIMIX E injection

To reduce the risk of hypoglycemia after discontinuation, a gradual decrease in flow rate in the last hour of infusion should be considered.

HOW SUPPLIED

Dosage Forms And Strengths

CLINIMIX E injection is available in 1000 mL and 2000 mL dual chamber containers. The individual chambers contain essential and nonessential amino acids with electrolytes and dextrose with calcium. Table 7 describes the individual components of CLINIMIX E.

TABLE 7 : INGREDIENTS PER 100mL OF CLINIMIX E Injection

Strength of CLINIMIX E CLINIMIX E 2.75/5 sulfite-free (2.75% Amino Acid in 5% Dextrose) Injection CLINIMIX E 4.25/5 sulfite-free (4.25% Amino Acid in 5% Dextrose) Injection CLINIMIX E 4.25/10 sulfite-free (4.25% Amino Acid in 10% Dextrose) Injection CLINIMIX E 5/15 sulfite-free (5% Amino Acid in 15% Dextrose) Injection CLINIMIX E 5/20 sulfite-free (5% Amino Acid in 20% Dextrose) Injection
  Dextrose Hydrous, USP (g/100 mL) 5 5 10 15 20
Amino Acids (g/100 mL) 2.75 4.25 4.25 5 5
Total Nitrogen (mg/100 mL) 454 702 702 826 826
Essential Amino Acids (mg/100 mL) Leucine 201 311 311 365 365
Isoleucine 165 255 255 300 300
Valine 160 247 247 290 290
Lysine (added as the hydrochloride salt) 159 247 247 290 290
Phenylalanine 154 238 238 280 280
Histidine 132 204 204 240 240
Threonine 116 179 179 210 210
Methionine 110 170 170 200 200
Tryptophan 50 77 77 90 90
Nonessential Amino Acids (mg/100 mL) Alanine 570 880 880 1035 1035
Arginine 316 489 489 575 575
Glycine 283 438 438 515 515
Proline 187 289 289 340 340
Serine 138 213 213 250 250
Tyrosine 11 17 17 20 20
Electrolytes (mg/100 mL) Sodium Acetate Trihydrate, USP 217 297 297 340 340
Dibasic Potassium Phosphate, USP 261 261 261 261 261
Sodium Chloride, USP 112 77 77 59 59
Magnesium Chloride, USP 51 51 51 51 51
Calcium Chloride Dihydrate, USP 33 33 33 33 33
Electrolyte Profile (mEq/L)1 Sodium 35 35 35 35 35
Potassium 30 30 30 30 30
Magnesium 5 5 5 5 5
Calcium 4.5 (2.2 mmol/L) 4.5 (2.2 mmol/L) 4.5 (2.2 mmol/L) 4.5 (2.2 mmol/L) 4.5 (2.2 mmol/L)
Acetate2 51 70 70 80 80
Chloride3 39 39 39 39 39
Phosphate (as HPO4 =) 30 (15 mmol/L) 30 (15 mmol/L) 30 (15 mmol/L) 30 (15 mmol/L) 30 (15 mmol/L)
  pH4 (Range) 6.0 (4.5 to 7.0) 6.0 (4.5 to 7.0) 6.0 (4.5 to 7.0) 6.0 (4.5 to 7.0) 6.0 (4.5 to 7.0)
Osmolarity (mOsmol/L) (calc) 665 815 1070 1395 1650
Caloric Content (kcal/ L) From Dextrose 170 170 340 510 680
From Amino Acids 110 170 170 200 200
TOTAL (Dextrose and Amino Acids) 280 340 510 710 880
1. Balanced by ions from amino acids.
2. Derived from glacial acetic acid (for pH adjustment) and sodium acetate.
3. Contributed by calcium chloride, lysine hydrochloride, magnesium chloride, and sodium chloride.
4. pH of sulfite-free amino acid injection with electrolytes in the outlet port chamber was adjusted with glacial acetic acid.

Storage And Handling

CLINIMIX E (amino acids with electrolytes in dextrose with calcium) injection (sulfite-free) is available in 1000 mL and 2000 mL volumes (See Table 9).

Table 9: CLINIMIX E Formulations

After mixing, the product represents 1000 mL Code and NDC Number 2000 mL Code and NDC Number
CLINIMIX E 2.75/5 sulfite-free (2.75% Amino Acid with Electrolytes in 5% Dextrose with Calcium) Injection Code 2B7735 NDC 0338-1142-03  
CLINIMIX E 4.25/5 sulfite-free (4.25% Amino Acid with Electrolytes in 5% Dextrose with Calcium) Injection Code 2B7737 NDC 0338-1144-03 Code 2B7716 NDC 0338-1113-04
CLINIMIX E 4.25/10 sulfite-free (4.25% Amino Acid with Electrolytes in 10% Dextrose with Calcium) Injection Code 2B7738 NDC 0338-1145-03 Code 2B7717 NDC 0338-1115-04
CLINIMIX E 5/15 sulfite-free (5% Amino Acid with Electrolytes in 15% Dextrose with Calcium) Injection Code 2B7740 NDC 0338-1147-03 Code 2B7721 NDC 0338-1123-04
CLINIMIX E 5/20 sulfite-free (5% Amino Acid with Electrolytes in 20% Dextrose with Calcium) Injection Code 2B7741 NDC 0338-1148-03 Code 2B7722 NDC 0338-1125-04

Minimize exposure of CLINIMIX E to heat and avoid excessive heat.

Protect from freezing.

Store CLINIMIX E at room temperature (25°C/77°F) (may briefly store at up to 40°C/104°F).

Refrigerated storage is limited to 9 days once the protective clear overwrap has been opened.

Do not use if the protective clear overwrap has been previously opened or damaged.

For storage of admixed solutions see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.

REFERENCES

1. Ayers Phil, et al. A.S.P.E.N. Parenteral Nutrition Handbook, 2nd ed. 2014, pg. 123.

2. Mueller CM ed. The A.S.P.E.N. Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, 2nd ed. 2012. Chapter 29. Wolk R, Foulks C. Renal Disease, pg. 500.

Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL 60015 USA. Revised: Oct 2018

Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

The following serious adverse reactions are discussed in greater detail in other sections of the prescribing information.

  • Pulmonary embolism due to pulmonary vascular precipitates [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Death in neonates due to calcium-ceftriaxone precipitates [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Hypersensitivity reactions [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Risk of Infections [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Refeeding syndrome [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Hyperglycemia or hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Vein damage and thrombosis [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Hepatobiliary disorders [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Parenteral Nutrition Associated Liver Disease (PNALD) [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Electrolyte imbalance and fluid overload [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]

The following adverse reactions from voluntary reports or clinical studies have been reported with CLINIMIX E. Because many of these reactions were reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

  • Diuresis
  • Extravasation
  • Glycosuria
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperosmolar coma

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Drugs That Can Cause Hyperkalemia

Because of its potassium content, CLINIMIX E should be administered with caution in patients treated with agents or products that can cause hyperkalemia or increase the risk of hyperkalemia, such as potassium sparing diuretics (amiloride, spironolactone, triamterene), with ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists, or the immunosuppressants tacrolimus and cyclosporine.

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

Included as part of the PRECAUTIONS section.

PRECAUTIONS

Pulmonary Embolism Due To Pulmonary Vascular Precipitates

Pulmonary vascular precipitates causing pulmonary vascular emboli and pulmonary distress have been reported in patients receiving parenteral nutrition. In some cases, fatal outcomes due to pulmonary embolism have occurred. Patients, especially those with hypophosphatemia, may require the addition of phosphate. To prevent hypocalcemia, calcium supplementation should always accompany phosphate administration. Excessive addition of calcium and phosphate increases the risk of the formation of calcium phosphate precipitates. Precipitates have been reported even in the absence of phosphate salt in the solution. Precipitation following passage through an in-line filter and suspected in vivo precipitate formation has also been reported. If signs of pulmonary distress occur, stop the infusion and initiate a medical evaluation. In addition to inspection of the solution [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION], the infusion set and catheter should also periodically be checked for precipitates.

Precipitation With Ceftriaxone

Precipitation of ceftriaxone-calcium can occur when ceftriaxone is mixed with calcium-containing parenteral nutrition solutions, such as CLINIMIX E, in the same intravenous administration line. Do not administer ceftriaxone simultaneously with CLINIMIX E via a Y-site.

Deaths have occurred in neonates (less than 28 days of age) who received concomitant intravenous calcium-containing solutions with ceftriaxone resulting from calcium-ceftriaxone precipitates in the lungs and kidneys, even when separate infusion lines were used. CLINIMIX E is contraindicated in neonates receiving ceftriaxone [see CONTRAINDICATIONS, Use In Specific Populations].

In patients older than 28 days (including adults), ceftriaxone and CLINIMIX E may be administered sequentially if the infusion lines are thoroughly flushed between infusions with a compatible fluid.

Hypersensitivity Reactions

Hypersensitivity/infusion reactions including anaphylaxis have been reported with CLINIMIX E. Stop infusion immediately and treat patient accordingly if any signs or symptoms of a hypersensitivity reaction develop. Signs or symptoms may include: hypotension, hypertension, peripheral cyanosis, tachycardia, dyspnea, vomiting, nausea, urticaria, rash, pruritus, erythema, hyperhidrosis, pyrexia, and chills.

Risk Of Infections

Patients who require parenteral nutrition are at high risk of infections because the nutritional components of these solutions can support microbial growth. Infection and sepsis may also occur as a result of the use of intravenous catheters to administer parenteral nutrition.

The risk of infection is increased in patients with malnutrition-associated immunosuppression, hyperglycemia exacerbated by dextrose infusion, long-term use and poor maintenance of intravenous catheters, or immunosuppressive effects of other concomitant conditions, drugs, or other components of the parenteral formulation (e.g., lipid emulsion).

To decrease the risk of infection, ensure aseptic technique in catheter placement and maintenance, as well as aseptic technique in the preparation and administration of the nutritional formula.

Monitor for signs and symptoms (including fever and chills) of early infections, including laboratory test results (including leukocytosis and hyperglycemia) and frequent checks of the parenteral access device and insertion site for edema, redness and discharge.

Refeeding Syndrome

Refeeding severely undernourished patients may result in refeeding syndrome, characterized by the intracellular shift of potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium as the patient becomes anabolic. Thiamine deficiency and fluid retention may also develop. To prevent these complications, monitor severely undernourished patients and slowly increase nutrient intakes.

Hyperglycemia Or Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State

When using CLINIMIX E in patients with diabetes mellitus, impaired glucose tolerance may worsen hyperglycemia. Administration of dextrose at a rate exceeding the patient’s utilization rate may lead to hyperglycemia, coma, and death. Patients with underlying confusion and renal impairment who receive dextrose infusions, may be at greater risk of developing hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state. Monitor blood glucose levels and treat hyperglycemia to maintain optimum levels while administering CLINIMIX E. Insulin may be administered or adjusted to maintain optimal blood glucose levels during CLINIMIX E administration.

Vein Damage And Thrombosis

Solutions with osmolarity of 900 mOsm/L or greater must be infused through a central catheter. CLINIMIX E solutions containing more than 5% dextrose have an osmolarity greater than or equal to 900 mOsm/L. CLINIMIX E 4.25/10, 5/15 and 5/20 are indicated for administration into a central vein only, such as the superior vena cava [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION]. The infusion of hypertonic nutrient injections into a peripheral vein may result in vein irritation, vein damage, and/or thrombosis.

CLINIMIX E 2.75/5 and 4.25/5 are indicated for peripheral administration, or may be infused into a central vein [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION]. The primary complication of peripheral access is venous thrombophlebitis, which manifests as pain, erythema, tenderness or a palpable cord. Remove the catheter as soon as possible, if thrombophlebitis develops.

Hepatobiliary Disorders

Hepatobiliary disorders are known to develop in some patients without preexisting liver disease who receive parenteral nutrition, including cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, cholestasis, hepatic steatosis, fibrosis and cirrhosis, possibly leading to hepatic failure. The etiology of these disorders is thought to be multifactorial and may differ between patients.

Increase in blood ammonia levels and hyperammonemia may occur in patients receiving amino acid solutions. In some patients this may indicate hepatic insufficiency or the presence of an inborn error of amino acid metabolism [see CONTRAINDICATIONS].

Monitor liver function parameters and ammonia levels. Patients developing signs of hepatobiliary disorders should be assessed early by a clinician knowledgeable in liver diseases in order to identify possible causative and contributory factors, and possible therapeutic and prophylactic interventions.

Aluminum Toxicity

CLINIMIX E contains no more than 25 mcg/L of aluminum. However, with prolonged parenteral administration in patients with renal impairment, the aluminum contained in CLINIMX E may reach toxic levels. Preterm infants are at a greater risk because their kidneys are immature, and they require large amounts of calcium and phosphate solutions, which contain aluminum.

Patients with renal impairment, including preterm infants, who receive parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 mcg/kg/day, accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration.

Risk Of Parenteral Nutrition Associated Liver Disease

Parenteral Nutrition Associated Liver Disease (PNALD) has been reported in patients who receive parenteral nutrition for extended periods of time, especially preterm infants, and can present as cholestasis or steatohepatitis. The exact etiology is unknown and is likely multifactorial. If CLINIMIX E treated patients develop liver test abnormalities consider discontinuation or dosage reduction.

Electrolyte Imbalance And Fluid Overload

Patients with renal impairment, such as pre-renal azotemia, renal obstruction, and protein-losing nephropathy may be at increased risk of electrolyte and fluid volume imbalance. Patients with cardiac insufficiency due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction are susceptible to excess fluid accumulation. Use CLINIMIX E with caution in patients with cardiac insufficiency or renal impairment. CLINIMIX E dosage may require adjustment with specific attention to fluid, protein, and electrolyte content in these patients.

Monitor renal function parameters. Patients developing signs of renal impairment should be assessed early by a clinician knowledgeable in renal disease in order to determine the appropriate CLINIMIX E dosage and other treatment options.

Monitoring/Laboratory Tests

Monitor fluid and electrolyte status, serum osmolarity, blood glucose, liver and kidney function, blood count and coagulation parameters throughout treatment. In situations of severely elevated electrolyte levels, stop CLINIMIX E until levels have been corrected.

Nonclinical Toxicology

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Use In Specific Populations

Pregnancy

Risk Summary

There are no adequate or well-controlled studies in pregnant women with CLINIMIX E. Additionally, animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with amino acids and electrolytes and dextrose. It is not known whether CLINIMIX E can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman.

The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated population is unknown. However, the estimated background risk in the U.S. general population of major birth defects is 2 to 4% and of miscarriage is 15 to 20% of clinically recognized pregnancies.

Clinical Considerations

Disease-Associated Maternal And/Or Embryo-Fetal Risk

Based on clinical practice guidelines, parenteral nutrition should be considered in cases of severe maternal malnutrition where nutritional requirements cannot be fulfilled by the enteral route because of the risks to the fetus associated with severe malnutrition, such as preterm delivery, low birth weight, intrauterine growth restriction, congenital malformations and perinatal mortality.

Lactation

Risk Summary

It is not known whether CLINIMIX E is present in human milk. There are no data on the effects of CLINIMIX E on the breastfed infant or on milk production. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother's clinical need for CLINIMIX E and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from CLINIMIX E or from the underlying maternal condition.

Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness of CLINIMIX E in pediatric patients have not been established by adequate and well-controlled studies. Use of dextrose, amino acid infusions and electrolytes in pediatric patients is based on clinical practice [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION].

Deaths have occurred in neonates (less than 28 days of age) who received concomitant intravenous calcium-containing solutions with ceftriaxone resulting from calcium-ceftriaxone precipitates in the lungs and kidneys, even when separate infusion lines were used. CLINIMIX E is contraindicated in neonates receiving ceftriaxone [see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Newborns, especially those born premature and with low birth weight, are at increased risk of developing hypo – or hyperglycemia and therefore need close monitoring during treatment with intravenous glucose solutions to ensure adequate glycemic control in order to avoid potential long term adverse effects. Hypoglycemia in the newborn can cause prolonged seizures, coma and brain damage. Hyperglycemia has been associated with intraventricular hemorrhage, late onset bacterial and fungal infection, retinopathy of prematurity, necrotizing enterocolitis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, prolonged length of hospital stay, and death. Plasma electrolyte concentrations should be closely monitored in the pediatric population as this population may have impaired ability to regulate fluids and electrolytes.

Because of immature renal function, preterm infants receiving prolonged treatment with CLINIMIX E, may be at risk of aluminum toxicity [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Patients, including pediatric patients, may be at risk for Parenteral Nutrition Associated Liver Disease (PNALD) [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Hyperammonemia is of special significance in infants (birth to two years). This reaction appears to be related to a deficiency of the urea cycle amino acids of genetic or product origin. It is essential that blood ammonia be measured frequently in infants [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Geriatric Use

Clinical studies of CLINIMIX E did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from other younger subjects. Other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger patients.

In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or drug therapy.

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

An increased infusion rate of CLINIMIX E can cause hyperglycemia, hyperosmolality, and adverse effects on water and electrolyte balance [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Severe hyperglycemia and severe dilutional hyponatremia, and their complications, can be fatal.

Discontinue infusion and institute appropriate corrective measures in the event of overhydration or solute overload during therapy, with particular attention to respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

For current information on the management of poisoning or overdosage, contact the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 or www.poison.org.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

The use of CLINIMIX E is contraindicated in:

  • Neonates (less than 28 days of age) receiving concomitant treatment with ceftriaxone, even if separate infusion lines are used, due to the risk of fatal ceftriaxone calcium salt precipitation in the neonate's bloodstream [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, Use In Specific Populations].
  • Patients with known hypersensitivity to one or more amino acids or dextrose [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
  • Patients with inborn errors of amino acid metabolism due to risk of severe metabolic and neurologic complications.
  • Patients with pulmonary edema or acidosis due to low cardiac output.
Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Mechanism Of Action

CLINIMIX E is used as a supplement of nutrition in patients, providing macronutrients (amino acids and dextrose) and micronutrients (electrolytes) parenterally.

The amino acids provide the structural units that make up proteins and are used to synthesize proteins and other biomolecules or are oxidized to urea and carbon dioxide as a source of energy.

The administered dextrose is oxidized to carbon dioxide and water, yielding energy.

Pharmacokinetics

The disposition of infused amino acids, dextrose, and electrolytes are essentially the same as those absorbed from food.

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

Inform patients, caregivers, or home healthcare providers of the following risks of CLINIMIX E:

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