Print edition ONLY. This correction notice applies only to the printed edition of the Handbook on Injectable Drugs, 19th edition.
ASHP wishes to inform you of a correction to our publication, the Handbook on Injectable Drugs, 19th edition.
On page 224 in the cefepime hydrochloride monograph, reconstitution instructions for the intramuscular injection of cefepime appear as “…reconstitute the 1- and 2-g vials with 1.3 and 2.4 mL, respectively…”
The corrected version of the paragraph is as follows:
For intramuscular administration, reconstitute the 500-mg and 1-g vials with 1.3 and 2.4 mL, respectively, of sterile water for injection, sodium chloride 0.9%, dextrose 5%, lidocaine hydrochloride 0.5 or 1%, or bacteriostatic water for injection preserved with parabens or benzyl alcohol to yield a solution with a cefepime concentration of 280 mg/mL.3295
We urge you to correct this error in all copies of the Handbook on Injectable Drugs, 19th ed. immediately and to communicate it to others on your staff who may use the book. The Interactive Handbook on Injectable Drugs has been corrected.
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For purchasers of the Interactive Handbook on Injectable Drugs:
Please note that the correction has already been made.