FDA approves Myxredlin for use as a short-acting human insulin to improve glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus. Baxter.
Baxter International Inc. announced the FDA approval of Myxredlin (Insulin Human in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection). Myxredlin (pronounced mix-RED-lin) is the first and only ready-to-use insulin for IV infusion in the hospital and other acute care settings and features an extended shelf life of 30 days at room temperature (77 degrees F [25 degrees C]) or 24 months if refrigerated (36 degrees F to 46 degrees F [2 degrees C to 8 degrees C]) in the original carton to protect from light. Myxredlin is provided in a standardized concentration of 100 units/100 mL in a flexible plastic container. This innovative presentation helps ensure Myxredlin delivers a consistent, stable and predictable concentration with every administration, which is a key consideration for patient safety.
�Insulin is in the top five drug classes involved with medication errors, and more than 30 percent of those errors result in patient harm,� said Robert Felicelli, president, Pharmaceuticals, Baxter. �When a patient requires intravenous insulin in the hospital, pharmacists have to manually admix insulin for treatment. With the launch of Myxredlin, clinicians will have access to a convenient, reliable presentation of ready-to-use insulin that can help ensure faster delivery to patients, streamlined workflow for pharmacists and nurses, and less waste for hospitals.�
Comment: Myxredlin is indicated for use as a short-acting human insulin to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with diabetes mellitus. Myxredlin is intended for use only in acute care settings under medical supervision..
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