||1. Reconstitute each vancomycin vial with 10 mL of sterile water and mix well.
2. Transfer to a glass amber bottle and label.
||Dose can be mixed with flavouring (syrups) or an acidic (apple or orange) juice just prior to administration to increase palatability.
Use mixture immediately. DO NOT store mixture once the flavouring agent has been added.
Storage in amber glass bottle is preferred, but can also be stored in amber plastic bottle.
|| Amber Glass Bottle
|Storage/Expiry:||Refrigerator: 14 days|
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|References:||Trissel LA. Handbook on Injectable Drugs. 16th ed. Bethesda MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Inc, 2011.|
Vancomycin vials reconstituted with water, stable for 14 days refrigerated.
AHS Question Database request #10351 for information on adding flavoring and juice.
||Vancomycin product monograph.
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