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Multitrace-4 Neonatal Dosage

Generic name: ZINC SULFATE HEPTAHYDRATE 6.6mg in 1mL, CUPRIC SULFATE 0.39mg in 1mL, MANGANESE SULFATE 77mg in 1mL, CHROMIC CHLORIDE 4.36ug in 1mL
Dosage form: injection, solution

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The suggested dosage ranges for the four trace elements in neonates and pediatric patients are:

ZINC: For full term infants and children up to 5 years of age, 100 mcg zinc/kg/day is recommended. For premature infants up to 3 kg in body weight, 300 mcg zinc/kg/day is suggested.

COPPER: For pediatric patients, the suggested additive dosage level is 20 mcg copper/kg/day.

MANGANESE: For pediatric patients, a dosage of 2 to 10 mcg manganese/kg/day is suggested.

CHROMIUM: For pediatric patients, the suggested additive dosage 0.14 to 0.20 mcg chromium/kg/day.

Periodic monitoring of plasma levels of Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Chromium is suggested as a guideline preparation.

Aseptic addition of MULTITRACE® - 4 NEONATAL to the TPN solution under a laminar flow hood is recommended. The trace elements present in the Neonatal Formula are physically compatible with the electrolytes and vitamins usually present in the amino acid/dextrose solution used for TPN.

Parenteral drug products should be visually inspected for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.

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