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Mesnex (Mesna) - Summary

 
 



MESNEX SUMMARY

MESNEX is a detoxifying agent to inhibit the hemorrhagic cystitis induced by ifosfamide. The active ingredient, mesna, is a synthetic sulfhydryl compound designated as sodium-2-mercaptoethane sulfonate. MESNEX (mesna) injection is a sterile, nonpyrogenic, aqueous solution of clear and colorless appearance in clear glass multidose vials for intravenous administration. MESNEX injection contains 100 mg/mL mesna, 0.25 mg/mL edetate disodium and sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment. MESNEX Injection multidose vials also contain 10.4 mg/mL of benzyl alcohol as a preservative. The solution has a pH range of 7.5-8.5. MESNEX (mesna) tablets are white, oblong, scored biconvex film-coated tablets with the imprint M4. They contain 400 mg mesna. The excipients are calcium phosphate, cornstarch, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, simethicone, and titanium dioxide.

MESNEX is indicated as a prophylactic agent in reducing the incidence of ifosfamide-induced hemorrhagic cystitis.

Limitation of Use:

 MESNEX is not indicated to reduce the risk of hematuria due to other pathological conditions such as thrombocytopenia.


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Published Studies Related to Mesnex (Mesna)

A double-blind, block-randomized, placebo-controlled trial to identify the chemical assistance effect of mesna submucosal injection for gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection. [2014]
gastric ESD... CONCLUSION: TSD was not significantly different between the mesna and control

MESNA (sodium 2-mercaptoethanesulfonate) for prevention of contrast medium-induced nephrotoxicity - controlled trial. [2011.04]
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of sodium 2-mercaptoethanesulfonate (MESNA), a reactive oxygen scavenger, in at-risk patients given radiographic contrast agents. Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a common complication of radiographic procedures; reactive oxygen species (ROS) could play a key role... CONCLUSION: MESNA plus volume expansion before and during contrast exposure was effective in this single-center study for preventing CIN compared to volume expansion alone.

Mesna for the treatment of hyperhomocysteinemia in hemodialysis patients. [2009]
BACKGROUND: Increased plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) is a risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis and thrombosis present in over 90% of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We hypothesized that 12 mg/kg intravenous mesna administered predialysis would cause a significant decrease in plasma tHcy compared to placebo... CONCLUSIONS: Although 12 mg/kg mesna significantly enhances tHcy excretion, prolonged treatment causes no change in plasma tHcy. Copyright 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Mesna for treatment of hyperhomocysteinemia in hemodialysis patients: a placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial. [2008.07]
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Increased plasma total homocysteine is a graded, independent risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis and thrombosis. More than 90% of patients with end-stage renal disease have hyperhomocysteinemia despite vitamin supplementation. It was shown in previous studies that a single intravenous dose of mesna 5 mg/kg caused a drop in plasma total homocysteine that was significantly lower than predialysis levels 2 d after dosing. It was hypothesized 5 mg/kg intravenous mesna administered thrice weekly, before dialysis, for 8 wk would cause a significant decrease in plasma total homocysteine compared with placebo... CONCLUSIONS: It is concluded that 5 mg/kg mesna does not lower plasma total homocysteine in hemodialysis patients and that larger dosages may be required.

Mesna for Treatment of Hyperhomocysteinemia in Hemodialysis Patients: A Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Randomized Trial. [2008.03.12]
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Increased plasma total homocysteine is a graded, independent risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis and thrombosis. More than 90% of patients with end-stage renal disease have hyperhomocysteinemia despite vitamin supplementation. It was shown in previous studies that a single intravenous dose of mesna 5 mg/kg caused a drop in plasma total homocysteine that was significantly lower than predialysis levels 2 d after dosing. It was hypothesized 5 mg/kg intravenous mesna administered thrice weekly, before dialysis, for 8 wk would cause a significant decrease in plasma total homocysteine compared with placebo... CONCLUSIONS: It is concluded that 5 mg/kg mesna does not lower plasma total homocysteine in hemodialysis patients and that larger dosages may be required.

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