Proper Use

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A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.

This medicine may sometimes be given at home to patients who do not need to be in the hospital or clinic. If you are using this medicine at home, your doctor or nurse will teach you how to prepare and inject the medicine. Be sure that you understand how to use the medicine, and do not deviate from the instructions given.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injection dosage form:
    • For nutritional supplement:
      • Adults and teenagers—Dose is based on patient's total nutrition requirements and patient's tolerance and must be determined by your doctor. The starting dose is 0.5 to 1 milliliter (mL) per minute injected slowly into a vein for 15 to 30 minutes. Your doctor may increase the dose if needed.
      • Children—Use is not recommended.