dilantin - page 2

why is dilantin IV given slowly?... Read More

  1. by   BrandyBSN
    we have a couple docs that prefer dilantin... but most with change the order to cerebyx if we suggest it. we only keep one or two vials of dilantin in the pyxis, but plenty of cerebyx.
  2. by   louloubell1
    Ooo, yeah. That's the reaction I was talking about. Couldn't remember the name of it, but ....ugh. It's disgusting!

    Lou
    Convicted of placenta previa & serving time on couch arrest ~Day 13
  3. by   ERNurse752
    Still see IV Dilantin pretty commonly in my neck of the woods.

    I've given IV Cerebyx once, and that was when the intensivist was in the ER with that particular pt, giving us orders.

    Always get a chill when I think of what could happen if someone got Cerebyx and Celebrex mixed up...
  4. by   JohnnyGage
    Originally posted by ERNurse752
    Always get a chill when I think of what could happen if someone got Cerebyx and Celebrex mixed up...
    Well, it's happened. We only use IV Cerebyx in our hospital, and only oral dilantin. That way if we get Cerebyx ordered PO, then we or the pharmacist has to call to clarify what drug we're supposed to be giving.

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