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From 2003-2009, an estimated 73% of influenza-associated critical illness hospitalizations included a diagnosis of severe sepsis2*

Impact of Influenza

Each year, greater numbers of critically ill patients with severe sepsis caused directly by influenza viruses, or indirectly by influenza-induced bacterial infections, are admitted to hospitals.2

Click below to download a brochure with more information on Influenza and septic shock.

*The authors relied upon the Angus implementation of ICD-9-CM criteria for severe sepsis applied to discharges for critically-ill, hospitalized adult patients between 2003-2009.

Important Safety Information See more

Warnings and Precautions The safety of GIAPREZA was evaluated in 321 adults with septic or other distributive shock in the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled ATHOS-3 study. There was a higher incidence of arterial and venous thrombotic and thromboembolic events in patients who received GIAPREZA compared to placebo treated patients in the ATHOS-3 study [13% (21/163 patients) vs. 5% (8/158 patients)]. The major imbalance was in deep venous thromboses. Use concurrent venous thromboembolism prophylaxis.

IndicationGIAPREZA™ (angiotensin II) increases blood pressure in adults with septic or other distributive shock.

Important Safety Information

Indication GIAPREZA™ (angiotensin II) increases blood pressure in adults with septic or other distributive shock.

Contraindications None.

Warnings and Precautions The safety of GIAPREZA was evaluated in 321 adults with septic or other distributive shock in the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled ATHOS-3 study. There was a higher incidence of arterial and venous thrombotic and thromboembolic events in patients who received GIAPREZA compared to placebo treated patients in the ATHOS-3 study [13% (21/163 patients) vs. 5% (8/158 patients)]. The major imbalance was in deep venous thromboses. Use concurrent venous thromboembolism prophylaxis.

Adverse Reactions The most common adverse reactions reported in greater than 10% of GIAPREZA-treated patients were thromboembolic events. Adverse reactions occurring in ≥4% of patients treated with GIAPREZA and ≥1.5% more often than placebo-treated patients in the ATHOS-3 study were thromboembolic events (including deep vein thrombosis), thrombocytopenia, tachycardia, fungal infection, delirium, acidosis, hyperglycemia, and peripheral ischemia.

Drug Interactions Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors may increase response to GIAPREZA.

Angiotensin II receptor blockers may reduce response to GIAPREZA.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional Important Safety Information, please see the full Prescribing Information.

References: 1. Florescu DF, et al. Virulence. 2014 Jan 1;5(1): 137–142. 2. Ortiz JR et al. Crit Care Med. 2014 November; 42(11): 2325–2332.

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