The below information on Extraneal has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.
|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
Baxter International Inc.
|This drug is available in the following forms:|
Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions
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Extraneal is a sterile peritoneal dialysis solution used for chronic kidney failure. It draws fluid and wastes from your bloodstream into your peritoneal cavity (the space inside your abdomen). The fluids and wastes are removed from your body when the Extraneal solution is drained. You should use Extraneal only for the long dwell exchange (8-16 hours) in peritoneal dialysis, and not more than 1 exchange in 24 hours.
Side Effects of Extraneal
Rash is the most common side effect of Extraneal. It usually appears during the first 3 weeks of treatment and goes away when treatment stops. This side effect is more common in women.
Other side effects of Extraneal:
- peritonitis (an infection in the peritoneal cavity). Report any symptoms of peritonitis (pain, redness, fever, and cloudy drained fluid) to your health care provider right away.
- high blood pressure
- abdominal (stomach) pain
- flu-like symptoms
- chest pain
- upset stomach
- high blood sugar
Who Should Not Take Extraneal
Do not use Extraneal if you:
- have a glycogen storage disease
- are allergic to Extraneal or to any of the ingredients in Extraneal. Extraneal contains icodextrin, which is made from cornstarch.
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