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Price of Lepirudin
Refludan 50 mg vial
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Lepirudin volume of distribution
* 12.2 L Healthy young subjects (n = 18, age 18-60 years)
* 18.7 L Healthy elderly subjects (n = 10, age 65-80 years)
* 18 L Renally impaired patients (n = 16, creatinine clearance below 80 mL/min)
* 32.1 L HIT patients (n = 73)
What is Lepirudin
Lepirudin is identical to natural hirudin except for substitution of leucine for isoleucine at the N-terminal end of the molecule and the absence of a sulfate group on the tyrosine at position 63. It is produced via yeast cells. Bayer ceased the production of lepirudin (Refludan) effective May 31, 2012.
Lepirudin mechanism of action
Lepirudin forms a stable non-covalent complex with alpha-thrombin, thereby abolishing its ability to cleave fibrinogen and initiate the clotting cascade. The inhibition of thrombin prevents the blood clotting cascade.
Dosage forms of Lepirudin
|Concentrate for solution for injection||Intravenous use||20 mg|
|Concentrate for solution for injection||Intravenous use||50 mg|
|Powder for solution||intravenous||50 mg|
Humans and other mammals
Indication of Lepirudin
For the treatment of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
Toxicity of Lepirudin
In case of overdose (eg, suggested by excessively high aPTT values) the risk of bleeding is increased.
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