Plasma-Lyte 148 Dosage
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 5, 2019.
Generic name: SODIUM CHLORIDE 526mg in 100mL, SODIUM GLUCONATE 502mg in 100mL, SODIUM ACETATE 368mg in 100mL, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 37mg in 100mL, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE 30mg in 100mL
Dosage form: injection, solution
Important Administration Instructions
- PLASMA-LYTE 148 Injection (Multiple Electrolytes Injection, Type 1, USP) is intended for intravenous administration using sterile equipment.
- Do not connect flexible plastic containers in series in order to avoid air embolism due to possible residual air contained in the primary container.
- Set the vent to the closed position on a vented intravenous administration set to prevent air embolism.
- Use a dedicated line without any connections to avoid air embolism.
- Do not pressurize intravenous solutions contained in flexible plastic containers to increase flow rates in order to avoid air embolism due to incomplete evacuation of residual air in the container.
- Prior to infusion, visually inspect the solution for particulate matter and discoloration. The solution should be clear and there should be no precipitates. Do not administer unless solution is clear, and container is undamaged.
- PLASMA-LYTE 148 Injection (Multiple Electrolytes Injection, Type 1, USP) is compatible with blood or blood components. It may be administered prior to or following the infusion of blood through the same administration set (i.e., as a priming solution), added to or infused concurrently with blood components, or used as a diluent in the transfusion of packed erythrocytes. PLASMA-LYTE 148 Injection and 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP are equally compatible with blood or blood components.
The choice of product, dosage, volume, rate, and duration of administration is dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of the patient and concomitant therapy, and administration should be determined by a physician experienced in intravenous fluid therapy.
Introduction of Additives
Additives may be incompatible.
Evaluate all additions to the plastic container for compatibility and stability of the resulting preparation. Consult with a pharmacist, if available.
If, in the informed judgment of the physician, it is deemed advisable to introduce additives, use aseptic technique. Mix thoroughly when additives have been introduced. After addition, if there is a discoloration and/or the appearance of precipitates, insoluble complexes or crystals, do not use. Do not store solutions containing additives. Discard any unused portion.
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