Syringe Incompatibility?

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    What does it mean exactly? I have a doctor that keeps insisting its ok to mix ketorolac and phenergan in a single syringe for an IM injection but my davis guide states Syringe Incompatibility:trout:

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    It means they cannot be given via the same syringe, they most likely precipitate off each other and form solid particles.

    Go by the drug guide.
    IowaKaren, tweety001, jncRN, and 1 other like this.
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    If the physician is so adamant that they are compatible. Allow him or her to mix the medication and administer it.
    NewRN2008 and NRSKarenRN like this.
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    Quote from meandragonbrett
    If the physician is so adamant that they are compatible. Allow him or her to mix the medication and administer it.
    If this is a recurring issue, bring to pharmacy's attention for their input and approval. Otherwise follow drug guide.
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    I don't think I have ever mixed Toradol with anything! If it's 30mg or less, we usually give it IV anyways...
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    We mix Fortwin and Phenergan as one IM dose, but I don't know about Toradol. You can give Toradol IV with very few side effects.


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