Administration advice: Parenteral administration should be used only in patients unable to take oral medication or in emergency situations and should be replaced with oral therapy as soon as practical.
Storage requirements: Protect from light.
Reconstitution/preparation techniques: The manufacturer product information should be consulted.
IV compatibility: Acid solutions, including other parenteral medications (., labetalol, ciprofloxacin, amrinone, milrinone) must not be administered concurrently in the same infusion. Do not add this drug to a running IV line containing any of these acidic products.
-Metabolic: Serum electrolytes and carbon dioxide frequently during the first few months and periodically thereafter.
-Renal: BUN and creatinine frequently during the first few months and periodically thereafter.
Patient advice :
-Advise patients that they may experience symptoms of fluid and/or electrolyte loss, such as postural hypotension.
-Encourage patients to protect exposed skin from the sun and artificial ultraviolet radiation.
-Inform patients with diabetes mellitus that this drug may increase blood glucose levels.
Edema is the swelling of tissues as a result of excess water accumulation. Peripheral edema occurs in the feet and legs. There are two types of edema, non-pitting edema and pitting edema. Causes of pitting edema is caused by systemic diseases (most commonly involving the heart, liver, and kidneys), and medications. Local conditions that cause edema are thrombophlebitis and varicose veins. Edema or swelling of the legs, feet, ankles, and face are common during pregnancy. Idiopathic edema is edema in which the cause is not known. Pitting edema is scored on pitting edema measurement scales. Edema is generally treated with medication.