CALDOLOR®

Dosing & Administration

CALDOLOR must be diluted prior to intravenous infusion. Use without dilution can cause hemolysis. CALDOLOR should not be given as an IV bolus or IM injection. Dilute to a final concentration of 4 mg/mL or less.1

Dilute to a final concentration of 4 mg/mL or less.1

  • 100 mg dose: Dilute 1 mL of CALDOLOR in at least 100 mL of diluent
  • 200 mg dose: Dilute 2 mL of CALDOLOR in at least 100 mL of diluent
  • 400 mg dose: Dilute 4 mL of CALDOLOR in at least 100 mL of diluent
  • 800 mg dose: Dilute 8 mL of CALDOLOR in at least 200 mL of diluent

For weight-based dosing at 10 mg/kg ensure that the concentration of CALDOLOR is 4 mg/mL or less.

Diluted solutions are stable for up to 24 hours at ambient temperature (approximately 20º to 25º C) and room lighting.

Compatible Diluents:

  • 0.9% sodium chloride injection USP (normal saline)
  • 5% dextrose injection USP (D5W)
  • Lactated Ringer’s solution

CALDOLOR is available in 800 mg/8 mL single-dose vials (100 mg/mL) with a 20 mm closure. The stopper in the CALDOLOR vial is not made with natural rubber latex. To prepare an 800 mg dose using needleless dilution, CALDOLOR is compatible with the Vial2Bag® IV drug transfer system.

 

Dosing / Administration – Adults1,6,7,8
For Analgesia (pain): For Fever:
The dose is 400 to 800 mg intravenously every 6 hours as necessary. Maximum daily dose is 3,200 mg. The dose is 400 mg intravenously, followed by 400 mg every 4 to 6 hours or 100 mg to 200 mg every 4 hours as necessary. Maximum daily dose is 3,200 mg.
In key clinical trials, CALDOLOR was infused over 30 minutes. In Phase IV studies, CALDOLOR was found to be well tolerated when administered over a period of 5 to 10 minutes. CALDOLOR therapy has been initiated pre-, intra- and postoperatively in analgesic studies.

 

Dosing / Administration – Pediatrics1,3
For Analgesia (pain) and Fever:
Age Group Dose Dosing Interval Min Infusion Time Max Daily Dose
6 months to less than 12 years 10 mg/kg up to 400 mg Every 4 to 6 hours as necessary 10 minutes 40 mg/kg or 2,400 mg, whichever is less
12 to 17 years 400 mg Every 4 to 6 hours as necessary 10 minutes 2,400 mg
Pediatric patients received a single dose of 10 mg/kg (up to 600 mg) CALDOLOR at induction of anesthesia in a multicenter, randomized, double-blind study for treatment of pain associated with surgical tonsillectomy.

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CALDOLOR must be diluted prior to use. Infusion of the drug product without dilution can cause hemolysis. CALDOLOR should not be given as an IV bolus or IM injection.1

INDICATIONS AND USAGE1
CALDOLOR is indicated in adults and pediatric patients 6 months and older for the:

  • Management of mild to moderate pain and the management of moderate to severe pain as an adjunct to opioid analgesics
  • Reduction of fever

IMPORTANT DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS1
CALDOLOR must be diluted prior to administration.
Do not exceed 3,200 mg total daily dose in adults. Do not exceed 40 mg/kg or 2,400 mg, whichever is less, total daily dose in pediatric patients less than 17 years of age.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION1
CONTRAINDICATIONS
CALDOLOR is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylactic reactions and serious skin reactions) to ibuprofen or any components of the drug product, and in patients who have a history of asthma, urticaria, or other allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Severe, sometimes fatal, anaphylactic reactions to NSAIDs have been reported in such patients. CALDOLOR is contraindicated in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS1
CALDOLOR should be used with caution in patients with known cardiovascular (CV) disease or risk factors for CV disease, a history of peptic ulcer disease and/or GI bleeding, liver disease or symptoms of, hypertension, and heart failure. When used in such patients, attention to using the lowest effective dose for the shortest time period is important to reduce the risk of serious adverse events. Avoid use in pregnant women starting at 30 weeks gestation.

ADVERSE REACTIONS1
The most common adverse reactions are nausea, flatulence, vomiting, headache, hemorrhage and dizziness (>5%). The most common adverse reactions in pediatric patients are infusion site pain, vomiting, nausea, anemia and headache (≥2%).

WARNING: RISK OF SERIOUS CARDIOVASCULAR AND GASTROINTESTINAL EVENTS1

Cardiovascular Thrombotic Events

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may occur early in treatment and may increase with duration of use.
  • CALDOLOR is contraindicated in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulceration and Performation
  • NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients and patients with a prior history of peptic ulcer disease and/or GI bleeding are at greater risk for serious GI events.

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