Is It OK If Two Drugs Are Mixed In One Syringe?
Hello, I want to ask, is it permissible if two drugs (ampoules) are mixed in one syringe? For example, if a patient receives ranitidine 1 envelope and 1 envelope of citicoline and then is given only one syringe 5cc route im / bolus, thank you
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Mixing injected drugs is generally not recommended because it can cause incompatible reactions (such as drug dilution disorders, drug clumping due to changes in pH, ionic reactions, damage to drug molecules or the formation of certain gases) or eliminate the work effects of one or even the two drugs mixed.
However, there are a number of special circumstances that allow mixing of two different types of drugs in the same infusion bag or the same syringe, namely in the following circumstances:
Difficulties in venous access due to limitations of intravenous line in giving quite a lot of different drugs Giving a lot of intravenous drugs in a short time Patients need a lot of drugs in the same time but the situation does not allow to make many intravenous lines Although there are some exceptions that can allow mixing drugs, mixing must still be based on clear knowledge of drug interactions that might occur if the two drugs are mixed.
I hope this helps.