Stability and delivery of vancomycin hydrochloride when admixed in a total parenteral nutrition solution

C. G. Schilling, D. M. Watson, H. G. McCoy, Donald L Uden

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Abstract

Vancomycin hydrochloride, 400 mg/liter was mixed in six standard pediatric patenteral nutrition solutions with and without heparin added. The solutions were stored over a period of 8 days (192 hr) under refrigeration and at room temperature. Aliquots from all six solutions were assayed in duplicate for vancomycin at time 0, 24, 96, and 192 hr. All samples were run through an Ivex 0.22-micron filter, observed for physical incompatibilities, and frozen at -70°C until assay. Our results indicate that vancomycin was stable and was delivered with loss in concentration of less than 5% with and without storage under refrigeration. This study suggests an alternative method for delivering vancomycin when treating a catheter-related infection. If vancomycin is delivered in this fashion, less manipulations of the line would be required. In addition, there may be a theoretical advantage of constantly bathing the catheter with vancomycin when the catheter is suspected of harboring the infecting organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-64
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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