ALPROSTADIL

ALPROSTADIL

Brand Name & Strength

Prostin VR Pediatric 500 mcg/1 ml

Reconstitution

Not required

Further Dilution

See

Administration & Infusion rate

Diluent

NS, D5

Administration & Infusion rate

Continuous

IV infusion

only (max concentration 20 mcg/ml) Maximum rate: 0.4 mcg/kg/min Add 1 ampoule (500 mcg) Alprostadil to: Approximate concentration of resulting solution (mcg/ml) Infusion rate (ml/min/kg of body weight)

Storage & Stability

RT

(<25 oC)

Fridge

(2 – 8 oC)

After Reconstitution

- -

After dilution

24 hr -

Remarks

  • Undiluted solution may interact with sidewalls of volumetric infusion chambers causing changes in appearance of the chamber and creating a hazy solution.
  • Avoid direct contact of undiluted solution the walls of volumetric infusion chamber by adding it into the intravenous infusion solution.
  • Administer through central line or through umbilical artery catheter placed at the ductal opening.