The physician prescribes phenytoin (Dilantin) for a client with seizure disorders.
Phenytoin can only be mixed with which of the following solutions?
A . Ringer’s lactate
B . D5 in water
C . D5 with Ringer’s lactate
D . Normal saline
(A) Phenytoin will precipitate if mixed with Ringer’s lactate and should not be administered. (B, C) Phenytoin will precipitate if mixed with D5 in Ringer’s lactate and should not be administered.
(D)Phenytoin is compatible only with normal saline and should be mixed only with normal saline for administration.