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Elliotts B Solution (buffered intrathecal electrolyte/dextrose injection)

Company: Orphan Medical
Approval Status: Approved October 1996
Treatment for: meningeal leukemia or lymphocytic lymphoma
Areas: Diabetes / Endocrinology; Cancer & Oncology

| General Information | Side Effects | Mechanism of Action | Literature References | Additional Information |

General Information

Elliotts B Solution has been approved as a treatment for meningeal leukemia or lymphocytic lymphoma. Leukemia and lymphomas are two of the main types of childhood cancers.

Side Effects

Adverse reactions may occur with any given intrathecal injection due to the chemotherapy or the technique of intrathecal administration.

Mechanism of Action

Elliotts B Solution is comparable to cerebrospinal fluid in pH, electrolyte composition, glucose content, and osmolarity. Elliotts B Solution maintains the pH of methotrexate sodium and cytarabine closer to physiologic pH and provides a buffer capacity not found in other diluents, such as preservative-free saline.

Literature References

Cradock, J.C., et al. "Evaluation of some pharmaceutical aspects of intrathecal methotrexate sodium, cytarabine, and hydrocortisone sodium succinate." American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy (1978); 35:402.

Additional Information

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is primarily a childhood leukemia, which accounts for approximately 57% of childhood leukemias. There are approximately 6,000 cases of ALL in the United States annually.

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Elliotts B Solution Drug Information

The Elliotts B Solution drug information shown above is licensed from Thomson CenterWatch. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.

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