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Dexamethasone ampule got broken whe i try to open it..is it still safe to administer it IM?

Dexamethasone ampule got broken whe i try to open it..is it still safe to administer it IM?

Maybe not safe: If there was any break in the sterile procedure of drawing up the medication into a syringe, then it is no longer safe to use. It is best to get another ampule, unless one is positive that the medication is still sterile. ...Read more

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Hi, what is the top 5 inject-able Biotin ampule brand?

Hi, what is the top 5 inject-able Biotin ampule brand?

Top 5?: While B5, B6, B complex, Folic Acid, B12, Vitamin C and various minerals in injectable form are readily available from various manufacturers, Biotin is not commonly given via injection. I wasn't able to find any info on where to buy injectable Biotin or who manufactures it. I did find a few clinics that say they offer Biotin injections so you might contact one of those to ask their source of it. ...Read more

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Dosage says 1mg/kg pt is 7kg ampule is 1:1000 it says to give 1mgl/ml how much do I give in ml's?

Dosage says 1mg/kg pt is 7kg ampule is 1:1000 it says to give 1mgl/ml how much do I give in ml's?

Scary situation: Your question worries me because i don't know what medication you are asking about. Medication errors are easy to make; i suspect we've all made them. Please prevent a disaster by calling your doctor for guidance about the medication in question. Your pharmacist may be a help also, but please don't guess at an answer that may be critical. Good for you for asking for help! lgromko md. ...Read more

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If a dosage is 1mg/kg and I have a 7kg patient how can I find out how much to give if the ampule says 1mg/ml?

7mL: 7kg (weight) x 1mg/kg (concentration) = 7mg this is the dose 7mg (dose) / 1mg/ml (concentration) = 7ml this is the volume. ...Read more

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Can I use the epinephrine in ampule iv/im for a nosebleed?

Can I use the epinephrine in ampule iv/im for a nosebleed?

Bad idea: Epinephrine will cause your blood vessels to constrict, but when given intravenously or intramuscularly, it will circulate through your whole body producing many other bad reactions. It is best to just hold pressure to stop the bleeding and seek medical care if this does not stop it. ...Read more

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In the last 24 hours I took 4 500 mg ampules of Ciproflaxacin. Now I have this dizzy feeling and headache. Should I stop taking the antibiotic?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can certainly cause side effects but maybe the ailment for which you take the antibiotic is the cause for your dizziness. Dizziness has many, many causes. ...Read more

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My wife (Naveela Sajjad) has low vitamin D 3 (13.7 ng/ml). She has been advised to taka Indrop D oral ampules (1ml). Please advise frequency of intake?

My wife (Naveela Sajjad) has low vitamin D 3 (13.7 ng/ml). She has been advised to taka Indrop D oral ampules (1ml). Please advise frequency of intake?

Generally 1 day: the vitamin D is oily. It sticks. It stays in you a long time. That is a low level. Depending on the conditions behind it might need the type that is the product of liver/kidney metabolism of the dietary type. Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www.nerdpocalypse.net ...Read more

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I'm breast feeding can I take vit c 1g/ 5ml vit c ampule intravenously to improve my skin? I heard that certain amount of vit c goes to baby via milk?

I'm breast feeding can I take vit c 1g/ 5ml vit c ampule intravenously to improve my skin? I heard that certain amount of vit c goes to baby via milk?

Vitamin C for skin: Vitamin c is safe when breastfeeding. But for skin issues, topical vitamin c is more often used. http://tinyurl.com/mjowvh3 some doctors provide meyer's IV "cocktails" that contain vitamin c and other nutrients, but skin is not usually the main reason for this. ...Read more

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