Vancomycin IV in D5W 250ML Question

3D Model of Vancomycin

3D Model of Vancomycin

Vancomycin IV 750 mg every bid in D5W 250 ML. YOU HAVE VANCOMYCIN 1 g per 20-ml vial. How much will you take from the 1-g vial?

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Vancomycin IV 750mg Answer
by: Anonymous

You would draw up 15ml from each 20ml vial for each IV dose. The ration is 750mg/1000mg, which is the same as 3/4, as well as 15ml/20ml. You use the whole 1gm vial drawn up in the 20ml vial, but only use 15ml of the mixture to inject/compound into the D5W 250ML bag for 1 dose.

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