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Ganciclovir Oral Suspension (prepared from injection)   25 mg/mL *Note Strength*
Lot No Expiry(mm/yyyy) Ingredients Master Formula
    ganciclovir  500 mg  VIAL   
    Water, sterile        
    hydrogen peroxide  3%  TOP SOLN   
    Ora-Sweet® vehicle      qs to 
Recipe Total Quantity:
Final Quantity Desired: mL

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

1. Reconstitute each ganciclovir 500 mg vial with 3 mL of sterile water. Mix well until dissolved.
2. Withdraw the entire contents of each vial and pour into a glass bottle.
3. Add 50% of the total quantity of Ora-Sweet® required and mix well.
4. Add the hydrogen peroxide. Mix well.
5. QS with Ora-Sweet® and mix well.

Packaging:  Glass Bottle

Auxiliary Labels: Hazardous medication - use safe handling precautions
  Note Strength
  Shake Well
  Store at Room Temperature

Storage/Expiry:Room Temperature: 28 days

Last Date Revised: 17-May-18

References: AHS Hazardous Medication Handling information available on Insite:

Fax from Rosemarie Hage, Roche Drug Information, to Darcia Rolland, University of Alberta Hospital Pharmacy. Cytovene (ganciclovir) extemporaneous formulation/pediatric use. March 25, 1998.
Jew RK. Mullen RJ. Soo-Hoo W. Extemporaneous formulations. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Bethesda. MD. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.; 2003

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