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EXTRANEAL (icodextrin) is indicated for a single daily exchange for the long (8- to 16- hour) dwell during continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) or automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) for the management of end-stage renal disease. EXTRANEAL is also indicated to improve (compared to 4.25% dextrose) long-dwell ultrafiltration and clearance of creatinine and urea nitrogen in patients with high average or greater transport characteristics, as defined using the peritoneal equilibration test (PET) [see Clinical Pharmacology (12), Clinical Studies (14)].


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Other Information

EXTRANEAL (icodextrin) Peritoneal Dialysis Solution is a solution intended for intraperitoneal administration that contains the colloid osmotic agent icodextrin. Icodextrin is a starch-derived, water-soluble glucose polymer linked by alpha (1-4) and less than 10% alpha (1-6) glucosidic bonds with a weight-average molecular weight between 13,000 and 19,000 Daltons and a number average molecular weight between 5,000 and 6,500 Daltons. The representative structural formula of icodextrin is:

Image of Structural Formula of Icodextrin

Each 100 mL of EXTRANEAL contains:


7.5 g

Sodium Chloride, USP

535 mg

Sodium Lactate

448 mg

Calcium Chloride, USP

25.7 mg

Magnesium Chloride, USP

5.08 mg

Electrolyte content per liter:


132 mEq/L


3.5 mEq/L


0.5 mEq/L


96 mEq/L


40 mEq/L

Water for Injection, USP qs

HCl/NaOH may have been used to adjust pH.

EXTRANEAL contains no bacteriostatic or antimicrobial agents.

Calculated osmolarity: 282-286 mOsm/L; pH=5.0-6.0

EXTRANEAL is a sterile, nonpyrogenic, clear solution packaged in AMBU-FLEX II and ULTRABAG containers. The container systems are composed of polyvinyl chloride.

Solutions in contact with the plastic container can leach out certain of its chemical components in very small amounts within the expiration period, e.g., di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), up to 5 parts per million; however, the safety of the plastic has been confirmed in tests in animals according to USP biological tests for plastic containers as well as by tissue culture toxicity studies.

Extraneal Manufacturers

  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
    Extraneal (Icodextrin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lactate, Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride) Injection, Solution [Baxter Healthcare Corporation]

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