Nitrofuratoin 50mg/5ml suspension

Dec 7, 2012

Dear Doctors,

At the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy, we want to help you help your patients. One way we can help you is through compounding. Compounding is when a pharmacist modifies or mixes a medication for a specific patient with a prescription from that patients prescriber. Common reasons to compound a medication are to get a non-commercially available dose, to get a medication into a patient by a different route or to re-create a medication that is temporarily or permanently off the market. Here is our suggestion this month:

Compound Name:Nitrofuratoin 50mg/5ml suspension
What is in It:nitrofuratoin
Indication:UTI's especially in children. We have Winnipeg specialists surprised and happy that we can make this antibiotic into a suspension for children. It seems to be prescribed more often in children lately, and there is no commercially available liquid.
How to Prescribe:Dose varies as indicated by weight and whether UTI treatment or propylaxis. Often dosed at 5-7mg kg/day divided Q6H. Max 400mg/day


We hope that gives you some ideas about how we can help you help your patients! Any questions? Call us at 638-4602.

Thanks,
The Pharmacists of the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy

 


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