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LUSEDRA(TM) (fospropofol disodium) Injection CIV for Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) Sedation Now Available
Date:11/16/2009

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. today announced that LUSEDRA(TM) (fospropofol disodium) Injection is now available for use by persons trained in the administration of general anesthesia. LUSEDRA, an aqueous solution, is an intravenous sedative-hypnotic agent indicated for monitored anesthesia care (MAC) sedation in adult patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved LUSEDRA in December 2008. LUSEDRA is designated as a Schedule IV drug.

"We are pleased to offer the anesthesiology community a new option for their patients undergoing sedation," said Randi Fain, MD, FCCP, Director, Medical Affairs, Oncology and Institutional Care, Eisai Inc. "LUSEDRA will play an important role in the Eisai institutional care portfolio."

Eisai is committed to fulfilling unmet medical needs for patients as part of its human health care mission.

About LUSEDRA(TM) (fospropofol disodium) Injection

LUSEDRA(TM) (fospropofol disodium) Injection is a proprietary water-soluble prodrug of propofol that, after intravenous injection, is converted by alkaline phosphatase enzymes in the body into propofol. There are two dosing regimens for LUSEDRA: standard or modified. Standard dosing regimen is for patients 18 to <65 years of age who are healthy or have mild systemic disease. The modified dosing regimen is for patients who are 65 years of age or older or have severe systemic disease.

Important Safety Information

LUSEDRA should be administered only by persons trained in the administration of general anesthesia and not involved in the conduct of the diagnostic or therapeutic procedure. Patients should be continuously monitored during sedation and through the recovery process for early signs of hypotension, apnea, airway obstruction, and/or oxygen desaturation. Facilities for providing car
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