Mixing Powdered Medication into Suspensions

Instructions for mixing powdered medication into suspensions

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Mixing Powdered Medication into Suspensions

1

Gently shake the bottle to loosen the powder. Open the cap.

 

2

Carefully add cool boiled water to about half the height of the final marking on the bottle.

 

3

Close the cap. Shake the bottle until all the powder is thoroughly mixed.

 

4

Allow the suspension to stand for about 2-5 minutes to rid the air bubbles in the bottle.

5

Open the cap. Carefully add water till the final marking on the bottle.

 

6

Close the cap. Invert the bottle and shake the bottle vigorously for at least 5 seconds to get an even suspension. The suspension is then ready for oral intake.

 

7

The suspension should either be:

  • Stored in the refrigerator or

  • Kept at room temperature

8

Shake well before giving each dose.

9

Discard any remaining suspension upon expiry as advised after reconstitution.

10

If you have more than one bottle of the same suspension, finish one bottle before mixing the second one.

Version 2
Last Review: 03/08/2016
Produced by Department of Pharmacy
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

 


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