Acyclovir and NS

  1. I just found out that Acyclovir cannot be diluted with NS only with D5W. does anyone know why? thanks
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   liveyourlife747
    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. by   serenity05
    I would look it up and first verify it's even true....
  5. by   PalmHarborMom
    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. by   Altra
    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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