Continuous intravenous dosing with ciprostene using a portable pump in ambulatory patients.

Abstract

Parenteral compounds present special drug delivery challenges. This open-label study evaluated a portable infusion pump as a means to deliver intravenous ciprostene, a stable prostacyclin analog. Ten patients with peripheral vascular disease and claudication received ciprostene (titrated to 120 ng/kg/min) infused over 8 hours 1 day per week for 4… (More)

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