Sterile Water for Injection (SWI), 5 ml and 50 ml ampules.
Sodium Chloride Injection (Normal Saline Solution, N/S), 5 ml.
5 % Dextrose Injection (D5W).
Special diluents supplied by manufacturer.
Table 1-12. Sterile diluents for reconstitution.
(1) The volume of the vial.
(2) Stability of the dry powder.
(3) Volume of diluent (or how much water do I use?).
(4) Stability of reconstituted solution or suspension.
(5) Calculation of the volume dose.
b. It is recommended that all antibiotics that are reconstituted and are to be used
later, should be labeled in the following way (see example):
(1) Hour and date reconstituted.
1400 hrs 9 Mar 01
GMcK 50,000 units/cc
(2) Strength of reconstituted antibiotic.
(3) Initials of the preparer.
c. Once the antibiotic has been reconstituted, we solve for the fraction to be
used as follows:
(1) What you WANT is your DOSE!
(2) What you HAVE is the LABELED STRENGTH of the antibiotic!
(3) Place the DOSE over your LABELED STRENGTH and solve as a
fraction. This is the fractional part of your vial, which is your dose.