Physical incompatibility studies between an intravenous calcium channel antagonist, nicardipine hydrochloride, and potentially coadministerable ICU medications have been performed. Forty-one medications and four solutions were evaluated. The medications were anesthetic/narcotics, antibiotics, an anticoagulant, a bronchodilator, electrolyte solutions, fluids, H2 receptor blocking agents, steroids and vasoactive agents. Of the forty-five substances, three showed evidence of physical incompatibility as manifested by turbidity, precipitation, or color change. All three were antibiotics. These were ampicillin, ampicillin/sulbactam sodium, and cefoperazone. We conclude that until bioavailability studies are performed these three antibiotics should not be coadministered with nicardipine HCl.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Therapy and Toxicology|
|State||Published - 1989|