FDA Approves Clinolipid to Address Drug Shortage

The FDA has approved Clinolipid (lipid injectable emulsion; Baxter) for parenteral nutrition in adult patients who are unable to eat or drink. 

Clinolipid is a lipid emulsion that contains a mixture of refined olive oil and refined soybean oil. The fatty acids contained in Clinolipid serve as an important source of energy in patients receiving parenteral nutrition.

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In May 2013, the FDA addressed a shortage on injectable nutrition drugs, and Clinolipid was granted priority review to help alleviate this drug shortage.

The safety and efficacy of Clinolipid were evaluated in studies comparing Clinolipid with a soybean oil-based lipid emulsion. Clinolipid was shown to be an effective source of energy in adult patients. Clinolipid is not indicated for use in preterm infants or pediatric patients.

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