|Reviewed by Kiri Aikman & Clinical Practice Committee|
Available as vials of 750 mg and 1.5 g
White to pale yellow powder for reconstitution. Reconstituted solution is pale yellow.
pH 6 - 8.5.
Stat doses are charted on stat page of prescription chart in mg/dose.
Maintenance doses are charted on the prescription chart in mg/dose.
Water to be added
Store unopened vials at room temperature . Protect from light
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