Recipe - Compounding Worksheet
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valGANciclovir Oral Suspension    60 mg/mL *Note Strength*
Lot No Expiry(mm/yyyy) Ingredients Master Formula
    valganciclovir  450 mg  TAB   
    Ora-Plus® / Ora-Sweet®  1:1  SYRUP  qs to 
Recipe Total Quantity:
Final Quantity Desired: mL

Directions: HAZARDOUS - Potential
Refer to the AHS Hazardous Medication Handling Guide for more information.

1. In a mortar, crush tablets and triturate to a fine powder.
2. Mix Ora-Plus® and Ora-Sweet® together (1:1) to make vehicle.
3. Gradually levigate powder with vehicle until a liquid is formed.
4. Pour into a graduated cylinder.
5. Rinse mortar and qs to final volume with vehicle.
6. Transfer to final container and label.

Notes To be prepared ONLY in the event that the commercial product is NOT available or unsuitable.

Strength of compounded formulation is different than the 50 mg/mL commercial preparation.
This strength is non-formulary.
Refer to Valganciclovir solution in AHS Formulary.

Ora-Blend® can be used instead of Ora-Plus® / Ora-Sweet® (1:1).

Packaging: 150 mL Amber Glass Bottle

Auxiliary Labels: Hazardous medication - use safe handling precautions
  Note Strength
  Refrigerate
  Shake Well

Storage/Expiry:Refrigerator: 35 days

Last Date Revised: 17-May-18

References: AHS Hazardous Medication Handling information available on Insite: http://insite.albertahealthservices.ca/17382.asp

Henkin CC. Griener JC. Ten Eick AP. Stability of valganciclovir in extemporaneously compounded liquid formulations. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2003; 60:687-690.

Completed Compound Check
Lot NoDate Prepared Expiry DateTechnicianPharmacist
   29-Nov-2021         


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