PARAMUS, N.J., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — (WGCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of PharmaSphere, Inc., announced today that it has launched the first and only 400 mcg/4 mL and 1000 mcg/10 mL multi-dose vials. Dexmedetomidine HCl Injection is currently sold as a 2 mL vial by multiple manufacturers. Dexmedetomidine is also available in ready to use glass bottles marketed by Hospira under the brand name PRECEDEX® (Dexmedetomidine HCl Injection).
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A 200 mcg/2 mL vial is currently the only generic Dexmedetomidine HCl Injection alternative. WGCC will be supplying a unique 400 mcg/4 mL vial presentation. The 4 mL vial easily transfers into one 100 mL bag making it more convenient for the end user. “Using only one vial to admix a bag saves time and there is less chance for a medication error. Product enhancements such as this are a welcome addition in the pharmacy,” said Louis Spinelli, BS Pharm, Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacy Specialist, The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ.
Both presentations of Dexmedetomidine HCl Injection marketed by WGCC are now available through major wholesalers and distributors. WGCC’s Dexmedetomidine HCl Injection is latex-free and bar-coded at the unit of use. According to IMS data, annual 2015 sales of Dexmedetomidine HCl Injection in the United States were approximately 205 million dollars.
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About Dexmedetomidine HCl Injection
Dexmedetomidine HCl Injection is a relatively selective alpha-2 adrenergic agonist indicated for the sedation of non-intubated patients prior to and/or during surgical and other procedures. Patients must be continuously monitored for vital signs during administration. Please see full prescribing information, including warnings and precautions, for this product at the WGCC website .
About WG Critical Care, LLC
WG Critical Care, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of PharmaSphere Inc. and is a fully integrated pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paramus, New Jersey. WGCC’s focus is to provide the hospitals and specialty markets with an expanding line of essential critical care products.
PRECEDEX® is a registered trademark of Hospira, and its subsidiaries.