• Obtain specimens for culture and sensitivity testing as necessary before starting therapy.
• Reconstitute powder for injection with sterile water, following manufacturer's directions for amount of diluent to use.
• For . injection, dilute in sterile water as directed, and give single dose over 3 to 5 minutes. Inject into large vein; rotate injection sites.
• For intermittent . infusion, dilute further with 100 ml of sterile water or another compatible fluid, such as normal saline solution or dextrose 5% in water. Infuse over 30 minutes.
• Don't dilute with sodium bicarbonate.
• For . injection, reconstitute with sterile water, bacteriostatic water, or % or 1% lidocaine hydrochloride.
• When giving ., inject deep into large muscle mass.
George T Griffing, MD Professor Emeritus of Medicine, St Louis University School of Medicine
George T Griffing, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Association for the Advancement of Science , International Society for Clinical Densitometry , Southern Society for Clinical Investigation , American College of Medical Practice Executives , American Association for Physician Leadership , American College of Physicians , American Diabetes Association , American Federation for Medical Research , American Heart Association , Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research , Endocrine Society
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