"Watch your sugar, use caution with the salt shaker and limit those saturated fats.
That's the guidance from the updated U.S. nutritional guidelines, released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health "...
Use only as a diluent or solvent. This parenteral preparation is unlikely to pose a threat of fluid overload except possibly in very small infants. In the event these should occur, re-evaluate the patient and institute appropriate corrective measures. See WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS.
Due to the potential toxicity of benzyl alcohol in neonates, solutions containing benzyl alcohol must not be used in this patient population.
Parenteral preparations with benzyl alcohol should not be used for fluid replacement.
Bacteriostatic Water for Injection, USP must be made approximately isotonic prior to use.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/26/2009
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