1. Does anyone know the exact reasoning behind keeping the wrap on Diflucan until hanging, other than keeping it out of the light? What happens to it if it is exposed?
    Thanks everyone!
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  3. by   Yalonda1
    Julie, I believe it has something to do with protection of the sterility of Diflucan. I am not for sure about this though but I remember reading this somewhere....I forgot where though. Hope this helps you
  4. by   crnasomeday
    That's a pretty good question Julie. I looked in my pharm book and it doesn't give a rationale. Yalonda had a good answer. Now you have me curious....let me know what you find out
  5. by   meownsmile
    I have always been told that it was due to degredation of the medication if it is exposed to UV light. I have no idea how, or what that is just what the pharmacy at our hospital tells us.
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  7. by   GPatty
    Thanks Betts!!!! You're the greatest!!!!!

    Directions for IV Use of DIFLUCAN in Viaflex Plus Plastic Containers
    Do not remove unit from overwrap until ready for use. The overwrap is a moisture barrier. The inner bag maintains the sterility of the product.

    CAUTION: Do not use plastic containers in series connections. Such use could result in air embolism due to residual air being drawn from the primary container before administration of the fluid from the secondary container is completed.

    To Open
    Tear overwrap down side at slit and remove solution container. Some opacity of the plastic due to moisture absorption during the sterilization process may be observed. This is normal and does not affect the solution quality or safety. The opacity will diminish gradually. After removing overwrap, check for minute leaks by squeezing inner bag firmly. If leaks are found, discard solution as sterility may be impaired.


  8. by   nursy_ann
    I always thought it was because of the degredation of the medication if exposed to light......well that's what my clinical teacher told me.
  9. by   meownsmile
    Me too nursey.. I guess next time ill check the book or net first. I might even have the hospital pharmacist that gave that info take another look. But then maybe it was his way of getting out of giving an explaination.
    Your instructor probly got her info the same place i got mine.

    Have a good day....