B-52 I/M

  1. I am picking up a few shifts in my psych dept. at a correctional facility. Going to get orders at some point for B-52s I/M now, or the equivalent (Haldol 5mg, Ativan 2mg, Benadryl 100mg). Can someone with exp. with this order tell me if you are combining any of these meds for deep I/M?
    I don't want to draw up 3 shots, but I do see Ativan doesn't mix well with many meds.
    Thanks so much,
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  3. by   Thunderwolf
    No...you may NOT combine all three of these meds in the same syringe.

    Benadryl is incompatible with Haldol in a syringe.
    Benadryl safety with Ativan has not been cleared one way or another.

    However, Haldol and Ativan are compatible with each other in the same syringe.

    So, you will need to make up 2 syringes...one with Benadryl only, the second with the combo of Haldol and Ativan.

    Hope this helps.