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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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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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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Clinical Trials Related to Mesnex (Mesna)

Effects of Mesna on Homocysteine in Kidney Failure [Completed]
The purpose of this research study is to examine the effect of a drug called mesna on the removal of homocysteine from blood during dialysis. Homocysteine is an amino acid (protein building block) found in the blood of all people, however it is considerably elevated in dialysis patients. People with increased levels of homocysteine in their blood are at increased risk of developing plaque buildup in their arteries and other related problems such as heart attack and stroke. This study will determine if mesna can improve the rate of homocysteine removal from blood during dialysis.

Bortezomib Plus ICE (BICE) Versus Standard ICE for Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma [Recruiting]
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if bortezomib when given in combination with ifosfamide, carboplatin, and etoposide (a routine chemotherapy combination called ICE) can help to control Hodgkin's lymphoma better than ICE when given alone. The safety of this drug combination will also be studied.

Randomized, Blinded Trial of Mesna to Prevent Doxorubicin-induced Plasma Protein Oxidation and TNF-α Release [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the drug mesna is able to block a series of chemical changes that occur in the blood of patients who receive the chemotherapy medicine doxorubicin. The researchers believe these blood chemical changes may the cause of "cloudy thinking" or "chemobrain" that are reported by some patients receiving chemotherapy

MESNA for Prevention of Acute Deterioration of Renal Function Following Contrast Agent Application [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to determine wether Mesna could prevent contrast-induced nephropathy

Vasodilators and Anti-Oxidant Therapy in Early ATN [Not yet recruiting]
Patients developing kidney failure after open heart surgery experience an abrupt decrease in blood flow to the kidney. We hypothesize that administration of fenoldopam mesylate (a drug that increases blood flow to the kidney) to patients early in the course of their disease could reduce progression to dialysis-dependent acute renal failure. We also hypothesize that restoring blood flow could induce additional injury to the kidney through the release of reactive oxygen species. Therefore, patients in this protocol will be randomized to receive a fenoldopam or the anti-oxidant MESNA. We hypothesize that combination treatment with Fenoldopam and MESNA will decrease the incidence of death or dialysis at 21 days in patients with early post-operative acute renal failure.

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