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February 08. 2018
Laura Godden


Does anybody have any experience infusing potassium alongside sodium phenylbutyrate, sodium benzoate and arginine?

We always recommend getting another line in to run the potassium separately with the metabolic drugs having a designated line.  This obviously causes issues if the patient has poor access.

Our team are interested to know what other centres do.



February 15. 2018
Will Batten

Hi Laura,

Like you we recommend potassium being given via another line here in Bristol.  Metabolic meds (SB, SP, Arginine) given via same lumen via Y-site in 10 % glucose.

Also interested to know if anybody does anything different.



(Bristol Children's)

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