What is it and how is it used?

TRACTOCILE contains atosiban. TRACTOCILE can be used to delay the premature birth of your baby. TRACTOCILE is used in pregnant adult women, from week 24 to week 33 of the pregnancy.

TRACTOCILE works by making the contractions in your womb (uterus) less strong. It also makes the contractions happen less often. It does this by blocking the effect of a natural hormone in your body called ?oxytocin? which causes your womb (uterus) to contract.

Table of Contents
What do you have to consider before using it?
How is it used?
What are possible side effects?
How should it be stored?
Further information

What do you have to consider before using it?

Do not use TRACTOCILE:

  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to atosiban or any of the other ingredients of TRACTOCILE (listed in Section 6).
  • If you are less than 24 weeks pregnant.
  • If you are more than 33 weeks pregnant.
  • If your waters have broken (premature rupture of your membranes) and you have completed 30 weeks of your pregnancy or more.
  • If your unborn baby (foetus) has an abnormal heart rate.
  • If you have bleeding from your vagina and your doctor wants your unborn baby to be delivered straight away.
  • If you have something called ?severe pre-eclampsia? and your doctor wants your unborn baby to be delivered straight away. Severe pre-eclampsia is when you have very high blood pressure, fluid retention and/or protein in your urine.
  • If you have something called ?eclampsia? which is similar to ?severe pre-eclampsia? but you would also have fits (convulsions). This will mean your unborn baby needs to be delivered straight away.
  • If your unborn baby has died.
  • If you have or could have an infection of your womb (uterus).
  • If your placenta is covering the birth canal.
  • If your placenta is detaching from the wall of your womb.
  • If you or your unborn baby have any other conditions where it would be dangerous to continue with your pregnancy. Do not use TRACTOCILE if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor, midwife or pharmacist before you are given TRACTOCILE.

Take special care with TRACTOCILE:
Check with your doctor, midwife or pharmacist before you are given TRACTOCILE:

  • If you think your waters might have broken (premature rupture of your membranes).
  • If you have kidney or liver problems.
  • If you are between 24 and 27 weeks pregnant.
  • If you are pregnant with more than one baby.
  • If your contractions start again, treatment with TRACTOCILE can be repeated up to three more times.
  • If your unborn baby is small for the time of your pregnancy.
  • Your womb may be less able to contract after your baby has been born. This may cause bleeding. If any of the above apply to you (or you are not sure), talk to your doctor, midwife or pharmacist before you are given TRACTOCILE.

Taking other medicines:

Please tell your doctor, midwife or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without a prescription, including herbal medicines.

How is it used?

TRACTOCILE will be given to you in a hospital by a doctor, nurse or midwife. They will decide how much you need. They will also make sure the solution is clear and free from particles.

TRACTOCILE will be given into a vein (intravenously) in three stages:

  • The first injection of 6.75 mg in 0.9 ml will be slowly injected into your vein over one minute.
  • Then a continuous infusion (drip) will be given at a dose of 18 mg per hour for 3 hours.
  • Then another continuous infusion (drip) at a dose of 6 mg per hour will be given for up to 45 hours, or until your contractions have stopped. Treatment should last no longer than 48 hours in total. Further treatment with TRACTOCILE can be used if your contractions start again. Treatment with TRACTOCILE can be repeated up to three more times. During treatment with TRACTOCILE, your contractions and your unborn baby?s heart rate may be monitored. It is recommended that no more than three re-treatments should be used during a pregnancy

What are possible side effects?

Like all medicines, TRACTOCILE can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The side effects seen in the mother are generally of a mild severity. There are no known side effects on the unborn or new-born baby.

The following side effects may happen with this medicine:
Very common (affects more than 1 in 10 people)

  • Feeling sick (nausea).

Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people)

  • Headache.
  • Feeling dizzy.
  • Hot flushes.
  • Being sick (vomiting).
  • Fast heart beat.
  • Low blood pressure. Signs may include feeling dizzy or light-headed.
  • A reaction at the site where the injection was given.
  • High blood sugar.

Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people)

  • High temperature (fever).
  • Difficulty sleeping (insomnia).
  • Itching.
  • Rash.

Rare (affects less than 1 in 1,000 people)

  • Your womb may be less able to contract after your baby has been born. This may cause bleeding.
  • Allergic reactions.

If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice these or any other side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, midwife or pharmacist.

How should it be stored?

  • Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
  • Do not use TRACTOCILE after the expiry date which is stated on the label EXP {MM/YYYY}. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Store in a refrigerator (2°C - 8°C).
  • Store in the original package in order to protect from light.
  • Dilutions for intravenous administration must be used within 24 hours after preparation.
  • Do not use TRACTOCILE if you notice particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration.

Further information

What TRACTOCILE contains

  • The active substance is atosiban.
  • Each vial of TRACTOCILE 37.5 mg/5 ml concentrate for solution for infusion contains atosiban acetate equivalent to 37.5 mg of atosiban in 5 ml.
  • The other ingredients are mannitol, hydrochloric acid and water for injections.

What TRACTOCILE looks like and contents of the pack

TRACTOCILE 37.5 mg/5 ml concentrate for solution for infusion is a clear, colourless solution without particles. One pack contains one vial containing 5 ml solution.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S
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Denmark

Manufacturers:
Ferring AB

Limhamnsvägen 108

20061 Limhamn

Sweden

Ferring GmbH

Wittland 11

24109 Kiel

Germany

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INSTRUCTION FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

The following information is intended for medical or healthcare professionals only: (See also section 3)

Instructions for use

Before using TRACTOCILE, the solution should be examined to ensure it is clear and free from particles.

TRACTOCILE is given intravenously in three successive stages:

  • The initial intravenous injection of 6.75 mg in 0.9 ml is slowly injected into a vein over one minute.
  • A continuous infusion at a rate of 24 ml/hour is given for 3 hours.
  • A continuous infusion at a rate of 8 ml/hour is given for up to 45 hours, or until the contractions of the uterus have subsided.

The total duration of the treatment should be no more than 48 hours. Further treatment cycles of TRACTOCILE can be used should contractions recur. It is recommended that no more than three retreatments should be used during a pregnancy.

Preparation of the intravenous infusion

The intravenous infusion is prepared by diluting TRACTOCILE 37.5 mg/5 ml, concentrate for solution for infusion in sodium chloride 9 mg/ml (0.9%) solution for injection, Ringer's lactate solution or 5% w/v glucose solution. This is done by removing 10 ml of solution from a 100 ml infusion bagand replacing it with 10 ml TRACTOCILE 37.5 mg/5 ml concentrate for solution for infusion from two 5 ml vials to obtain a concentration of 75 mg atosiban in 100 ml. If an infusion bag with a different volume is used, a proportional calculation should be made for the preparation.

TRACTOCILE should not be mixed with other medicinal products in the infusion bag.

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