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Solution for peritoneal dialysis
1500 ml, 2000 ml, 2500 ml, 3000 ml and 5000 ml
Posology: The mode of therapy, frequency of treatment, exchange volume, duration of dwell and length of dialysis should be selected by the attending physician.
Adults: Patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) typically perform 4 cycles per day (24 hours). Patients on automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) typically perform 4-5 cycles at night and up to 2 cycles during the day. The fill volume depends on body size, usually from 2.0 to 2.5 litres.
Paediatric population (i.e., newborn to 18 years of age), 800 to 1400 ml/m² per cycle up to a maximum amount of 2000 ml, as tolerated, is recommended. Fill volumes of 500 to 1000 ml/m² are recommended in children less than 2 years of age.
As the patient’s body weight becomes closer to the ideal dry weight, lowering the glucose concentration of DIANEAL is recommended.
DIANEAL 3.86% glucose-containing solution is a high osmotic pressure fluid and using it alone may cause dehydration.
To avoid the risk of severe dehydration, hypovolaemia and to minimise the loss of proteins, it is advisable to select the peritoneal dialysis solution with the lowest osmolarity consistent with fluid removal requirements for each exchange.
Method of Administration: Precautions to be taken before handling or administering the medicinal product DIANEAL PD4 is intended for intraperitoneal administration only. Not for intravenous administration.
Peritoneal dialysis solutions may be warmed to 37°C to enhance patient comfort.
However, only dry heat (for example, heating pad, warming plate) should be used.
Solutions should not be heated in water due to an increased risk of contamination.
Solutions should not be heated in a microwave oven due to the potential for damage to the container and patient injury or discomfort.
Aseptic technique must be employed throughout the peritoneal dialysis procedure.
Do not administer if the solution is discoloured, cloudy, contains particulate matter or shows evidence of leakage, or if seals are not intact.
The drained fluid should be inspected for the presence of fibrin or cloudiness, which may indicate the presence of peritonitis.
For single use only.
Dianeal PD4 is indicated whenever peritoneal dialysis is employed, including:
1. Acute and chronic renal failure;
2. Severe water retention;
3. Electrolyte disorders;
4. Drug intoxication.
Route of administration: Intraperitoneal administration only.
– hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients.
– pre-existing severe lactic acidosis,
– uncorrectable mechanical defects that prevent effective PD or increase the risk of infection,
– documented loss of peritoneal function or extensive adhesions that compromise peritoneal function.
Peritoneal dialysis should be done with caution in patients with:
1) abdominal conditions, including disruption of the peritoneal membrane and diaphragm by surgery, from congenital anomalies or trauma until healing is complete, abdominal tumours, abdominal wall infection, hernias, faecal fistula, colostomy or iliostomy, frequent episodes of diverticulitis, inflammatory or ischemic bowel disease, large polycystic kidneys, or other conditions that compromise the integrity of the abdominal wall, abdominal surface, or intra-abdominal cavity.
2) other conditions including recent aortic graft replacement and severe pulmonary disease.
• Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) is considered to be a known, rare
complication of peritoneal dialysis therapy. EPS has been reported in patients using peritoneal dialysis solutions including some patients using DIANEAL PD4 as part of their PD therapy. Infrequently, fatal outcomes of EPS have been reported with DIANEAL PD4.
• If peritonitis occurs, the choice and dosage of antibiotics should be based upon the results of identification and sensitivity studies of the isolated organism(s) when possible. Prior to identification of the involved organism(s), broadspectrum antibiotics may be indicated.
• Solutions containing glucose should be used with caution in patients with a known allergy to corn or corn products. Hypersensitivity reactions such as those due to a corn starch allergy, including anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions, may occur.
Stop the infusion immediately and drain the solution from the peritoneal cavity if any signs or symptoms of a suspected hypersensitivity reaction develop.
Appropriate therapeutic countermeasures must be instituted as clinically indicated.
• Patients severe lactic acidosis should not be treated with lactate-based peritoneal dialysis solutions. It is recommended that patients with conditions
known to increase the risk of lactic acidosis [e.g., severe hypotension or sepsis that can be associated with acute renal failure, inborn errors of metabolism, treatment with drugs such as metformin and nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)] must be monitored for occurrence of lactic acidosis before the start of treatment and during treatment with lactate-based peritoneal dialysis solutions.
• When prescribing the solution to be used for an individual patient, consideration should be given to the potential interaction between the dialysis treatment and therapy directed at other existing illnesses. Serum potassium, calcium and magnesium levels should be monitored carefully in patients treated with cardiac glycosides.
• An accurate fluid balance record must be kept and the weight of the patient carefully monitored to avoid over- or under hydration with severe consequences including congestive heart failure, volume depletion and shock.
• Significant losses of protein, amino acids and water soluble vitamins may occur during peritoneal dialysis. Replacement therapy should be provided as necessary.
• Patients receiving low calcium solution should have their calcium levels monitored for the development of hypocalcaemia or worsening of hypercalcaemia. In these circumstances, adjustments to the dosage of the phosphate binders and/or vitamin D analogs, and/or calcimimetics should be considered by the physician.
• Overinfusion of DIANEAL PD4 solutions into the peritoneal cavity may be characterised by abdominal distension/abdominal pain and/or shortness of breath.
• Treatment of DIANEAL PD4 overinfusion is to drain the solution from the
• Improper clamping or priming sequence may result in infusion of air into the peritoneal cavity,, which may result in abdominal pain and/or peritonitis.
• Excessive use of DIANEAL PD4 peritoneal dialysis solution with a higher glucose concentration during a peritoneal dialysis treatment may result in excessive removal of water from the patient.
• Potassium is omitted from DIANEAL PD4 solutions due to the risk of
– In situations in which there is a normal serum potassium level or hypokalaemia, the addition of potassium chloride (up to a concentration of 4 mEq/l) may be indicated to prevent severe hypokalaemia and should be made after careful evaluation of serum and total body potassium, only under the direction of a physician.
• Serum electrolyte concentrations (particularly bicarbonate, potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphate), blood chemistry (including parathyroid hormone and lipid parameters) and haematological parameters should be monitored periodically.
• Diabetics require careful monitoring of blood-glucose levels during and following dialysis with glucose-containing solutions. The dosage of insulin or other treatment for hyperglycaemia should be adjusted.
See prescribing information for full details.
No interaction studies have been conducted with DIANEAL PD4. The blood
concentration of dialysable drugs may be reduced by peritoneal dialysis.
Plasma levels of potassium, calcium and magnesium in patients using cardiac
glycosides must be carefully monitored, as there is a risk of digitalis intoxication.
Potassium supplements may be necessary.
Pregnancy and Lactation
Pregnancy: There are no or limited amount of data from the use of DIANEAL PD4 in pregnant women. Animal studies are insufficient with respect to reproductive toxicity. DIANEAL PD4 is not recommended during pregnancy and in women of childbearing potential not using contraception.
Lactation: It is unknown whether DIANEAL PD4 metabolites are excreted in human milk. A risk to the newborns/infants cannot be excluded.
A decision must be made whether to discontinue breast-feeding or to discontinue/abstain from DIANEAL PD4 therapy taking into account the benefit of breast feeding for the child and the benefit of therapy for the woman.
There is potential for overdose resulting in hypervolaemia, hypovolaemia, electrolyte disturbances or (in diabetic patients) hyperglycaemia.
Excessive use of Dianeal PD4 with 3.86% glucose during a peritoneal dialysis treatment can result in significant removal of water from the patient.
Management of overdose: Hypervolaemia may be managed by using hypertonic peritoneal dialysis solutions and fluid restriction.
Hypovolaemia may be managed by fluid replacement either orally or intravenously, depending on the degree of dehydration.
Electrolyte disturbances shall be managed according to the specific electrolyte disturbance verified by blood test. The most probable disturbance, hypokalaemia, may be managed by the oral ingestion of potassium or by the addition of potassium chloride in the peritoneal dialysis solution prescribed by the treating physician.
Hyperglycaemia in diabetic patients shall be managed by adjusting the insulin dose or other oral medications according to the insulin scheme prescribed by the treating physician.