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Nutrilyte Dosage

Generic name: SODIUM ACETATE 135mg in 1mL, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125mg in 1mL, SODIUM GLUCONATE 55mg in 1mL, MAGNESIUM ACETATE 43mg in 1mL, POTASSIUM ACETATE 34.5mg in 1mL, CALCIUM ACETATE 22mg in 1mL
Dosage form: injection, solution, concentrate
Drug class: Intravenous nutritional products

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 24, 2021.

For adults, one 20 mL dose of Nutrilyte should be added to each liter of amino acid/dextrose solution (TPN) or other suitable intravenous solution.

Route: Nutrilyte Concentrate is for prescription compounding of intravenous admixtures only. The solution is strongly hypertonic. Not for direct patient injection. Dilute to appropriate strength with suitable intravenous fluid prior to administration.


The 100 mL Pharmacy Bulk Package is for use in a Pharmacy Admixture Service only. The 100 mL Pharmacy Bulk Package should be suspended (inverted) by its IV hang label in a laminar flow hood or biological safety cabinet. Prior to entering a Pharmacy Bulk Package, remove the flip-off seal and cleanse the rubber closure with a suitable antiseptic agent. Entry into the Pharmacy Bulk Package must be made with a sterile transfer set or other sterile dispensing device and the contents dispensed in aliquots using aseptic technique. Use of a syringe needle is not recommended as it may cause leakage. ANY UNUSED PORTION MUST BE DISCARDED WITHIN 4 HOURS AFTER INITIAL ENTRY. The date and the time initially opened should be recorded in the space provided on the Pharmacy Bulk Package label.

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

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