Reply To: Precipitation with Etoposide?

  • Amy Spence

    October 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

    We have had a few incidences of this with the continuous infusions of Etoposide alone and mixed with other drugs. We have further diluted and increased infusion rates with the subsequent infusions.

    Amy Spence
    All Children’s Hospital
    St. Petersburg, FL
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-09-2013 11:10 AM
    From: Patricia Conlon
    Subject: Precipitation with Etoposide?

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and APHON Open Forum .

    Are any of you having issues with line precipitation with the 23 hour bag of Etoposide?
    We have had some significant ones with a few patients from 1-4 days of receiving the dose.
    Any tips for preventing it other than more IV fluids and making sure it runs alone?

    Thanks in advance,
    Patricia Conlon, RN, CNS
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
    United States