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HSC Suspending Vehicle   Methylcellulose 1%/ Simple Syrup
Lot No Expiry(mm/yyyy) Ingredients Master Formula
    Methycellulose HSC (preserved with sodium benzoate)   1%  PO SOLN   
    Simple syrup       
Recipe Total Quantity:
Final Quantity Desired: mL

Directions: 1. Add methylcellulose solution to simple syrup. Stir well by using a rod or blender if available.
2. Transfer the contents into a clean bottle. Mix WELL by gently rolling.
3. Before using, let stand at room temperature overnight, or for a minimum of 4 hours.

Notes HSC = Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario

See recipe for Methylcellulose 1% oral suspension (preserved with Sodium Benzoate).

Use Methylcellulose 1% oral suspension (preserved with Sodium Benzoate) at room temperature, and shake VERY well before using.

Final product may be slightly bubbly once made, but it should be a completely clear viscous solution once settled.

Store final product at room temperature or refrigerated.

Packaging: 1000 mL Amber Plastic Bottle

Auxiliary Labels: Can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated
  Shake Well

Storage/Expiry:Refrigerator or Room Temperature: 6 months (Discard 30 days after opening)

Last Date Revised: 27-Jan-16

  Suspending Vehicle SickKids Formulation recipe (last updated April 2007)
SickKids Compounding Service [online recipes]. Toronto, ON: The Hospital for Sick Children. c1999 [current date]. Available from:

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