The Use Of Intravenous Fluids That Have Been Mixed With Vitamin C?

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Hello! I have infusion that has been mixed with ampoule whitening or vit c, all I have put into the infusion solution, if I save the infusion that has been mixed then I will use it tomorrow, is that okay?

1 Answer:

Hello Siti Nurjanah,

Injection of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is in the form of a solution that is stored in a brown glass bottle (ampoule) (most commonly found) and there is also a vial that can be used for several times by dissolving it first. Given a dark ampoule, because vitamin C is sensitive to light (easily damaged when exposed to light). Vitamin C preparations can be easily oxidized if exposed to oxygen and change color to brownish yellow so that the percent of vitamin C is reduced.

Before being injected intravenously, vitamin C injection needs to be dissolved first with an infusion solution with the end result of an isotonic solution. Injections done slowly should not be administered quickly.

A medical study comparing the stability of injection of vitamin C dissolved in an infusion (1.5 grams of vitamin C in 50 ml of 0.9% NaCl or 50 mL D5W) then stored in a dark room at 4 degrees Celsius and stored in a normal room with normal lighting. At a 24-hour observation, the concentration of vitamin C in both solutions and both storage methods was relatively the same. On observation after 96 hours, there was a decrease in the concentration of vitamin C by <10% either in dissolved vitamin C stored in a dark room or ordinary room.

To use an IV bottle, the second time, it must be ensured that the rubber in which the sterile IV tube is inserted. The dissolved liquid does not change color. Still recommended the use of one drug that has been dissolved for immediate use within 24 hours and not stored. Note the correct method of use and storage that are usually listed in each type of drug leaflet used.

The side effects of vitamin C injection are:

 Pain and swelling in the Bolus injection area can quickly cause: dizziness, nausea, fainting, headaches High-dose and long-term use: formation of oxalate ureteral stones Patients G6 on: risk of severe hemolysis That is my explanation, hopefully useful.

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