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Acyclovir and NS

  1. 0 I just found out that Acyclovir cannot be diluted with NS only with D5W. does anyone know why? thanks
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  3. Visit  liveyourlife747 profile page
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    Have you checked micromedex? They have an iv comparability section and usually will tell u why they can't be mixed. Most likely it's a precipitate issue
  4. Visit  serenity05 profile page
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    I would look it up and first verify it's even true....
  5. Visit  PalmHarborMom profile page
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    My Davis's Drug Guide says "must be diluted in at least 100ml of D5W, 0.9% NaCl, dextrose/saline combinations or LR."

    So according to the Davis's Drug Guide that I you do not have to dilute it with D5W only.
  6. Visit  Altra profile page
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    Quote from mspurple
    I just found out that Acyclovir cannot be diluted with NS only with D5W. does anyone know why? thanks
    What was your source of information, and did you seek to find the answer to that question from that source?

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