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Brand name: Cardioplegia Sterile (DBL) TM

Active ingredients: magnesium chloride + potassium chloride + procaine

What it is used for

Sterile Cardioplegia Concentrate is indicated for use in combination with ischaemia and hypothermia to induce cardiac arrest during open-heart surgery and to preserve the myocardium during asystole.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intraarterial
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear colourless solution

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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