Fresenius Kabi announced today the U.S. introduction of Fentanyl Citrate Injection, USP 50 mcg per 1 mL in its proprietary Simplist® ready-to-administer prefilled syringe, the only 1 mL presentation available in the U.S. today.
The 50 mcg per 1 mL prefilled syringe is designed to support initiatives at hospitals nationwide to reduce waste and diversion and help ensure safe delivery of the medication by eliminating steps where errors can occur.
Simplist® Fentanyl ready-to-administer prefilled syringes come in Fresenius Kabi’s proprietary MicroVault® packaging system that also supports secure dispensing of narcotics and reduces the opportunity for diversion. Because the syringes require no assembly, they streamline point-of-care preparation. The presentation reduces the potential for product waste and makes it easier for health care professionals to dispense the prescribed dose.
Fresenius Kabi is a leader in injectable medicines with a growing U.S. portfolio of prefilled syringes.
“The introduction of an exclusive smaller-dose fentanyl injection is an important expansion of our Simplist® ready-to-administer prefilled syringe portfolio in line with our commitment to the secure dispensing of controlled substances for the safe delivery of drugs to patients,” said John Ducker, president and CEO of Fresenius Kabi USA. “We are proud to design, develop and introduce products and labeling that support the safe dispensing of controlled substances, and all products.”
About Simplist® Fentanyl MicroVault® Prefilled Syringe
Fresenius Kabi’s Simplist® prefilled syringes were associated with an error rate that was four times lower when compared to traditional medication administration practice1, according to a study published in the Journal of Patient Safety in 2018. The Simplist Fentanyl prefilled syringe is manufacturer prepared in the United States, with a 24-month shelf life, and is a single-unit dose, supporting best practices for medication administration. Learn more about the Simplist® Ready-to-Administer Prefilled Syringe portfolio at www.simplist-us.com.
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Fentanyl Citrate Injection, for intravenous or intramuscular use, is indicated for:
Analgesic action of short duration during the anesthetic periods, premedication, induction and maintenance and in the immediate postoperative period (recovery room) as the need arises.
Use as an opioid analgesic supplement in general or regional anesthesia.
Administration with a neuroleptic as an anesthetic premedication, for the induction of anesthesia and as an adjunct in the maintenance of general and regional anesthesia.
Use as an anesthetic agent with oxygen in selected high-risk patients, such as those undergoing open heart surgery or certain complicated neurological or orthopedic procedures.
Fentanyl Citrate Injection should be administered only by persons specifically trained in the use of intravenous anesthetics and management of the respiratory effects of potent opioids. Ensure that an opioid antagonist, resuscitative and intubation equipment, and oxygen are readily available.
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