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Where There’s Smoke, There May Be Cyanide.1

 

  • Although carbon monoxide is a well-known toxin in fire smoke, cyanide can be an overlooked danger1
  • Cyanide is often released when everyday items found in most homes and businesses combust,
    making smoke inhalation the most common cause of acute cyanide poisoning2
  • With signs and symptoms similar to carbon monoxide poisoning, cyanide poisoning can be difficult to recognize3
  • Despite the similarities, quick diagnosis is essential and that’s often up to emergency personnel3

 

 

 

When to Suspect Cyanide Poisoning*:1,3

 

When to Suspect Cyanide Poisoning

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:

 

INDICATION AND CLINICAL USE: Cyanokit contains hydroxocobalamin, an antidote indicated for the treatment of known or suspected cyanide poisoning.

Cyanokit is to be administered together with appropriate decontamination and supportive measures.

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS: None. WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS: General: Emergency Patient Management - In addition to Cyanokit, treatment of cyanide poisoning must include immediate attention to airway patency, adequacy of oxygenation and hydration, cardiovascular support, and management of any seizure activity. Consideration should be given to decontamination measures based on the route of exposure. Cyanokit does not substitute for oxygen therapy and must not delay the set up of the above measures.

 

For important information on contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse reactions, interactions and dosing, please consult the CYANOKIT Product Monograph.

 

®CYANOKIT is a registered trademark of SERB S.A., and is distributed in Canada by Methapharm Inc. © Copyright 2017 Methapharm Inc. - All Rights Reserved 2017. INDICATIONS AND CLINICAL USE: CYANOKIT contains hydroxocobalamin, an antidote indicated for the treatment of known or suspected cyanide poisoning. CYANOKIT is to be administered together with appropriate decontamination and supportive measures. For complete indication, contraindication, warnings and precautions see the CYANOKIT product monograph. References: 1. Eckstein M, Maniscalco PM. Focus on smoke inhalation–the most common cause of acute cyanide poisoning. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2006;21(2):s49-s55. 2. Guidotti T. Acute cyanide poisoning in prehospital care: new challenges, new tools for intervention. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2005;21(2):s40-s48. 3. CYANOKIT (single 5-g vial) [package insert]. Columbia, MD: Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc.; 2011 3. CYANOKIT (Hydroxocobalamin) Product Monograph. Date of Revision: July 5, 2016. Submission Control No: 195133.