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A Spoonful of 'Sugar' Helps the Medicine Go Down

A Spoonful of 'Sugar' Helps the Medicine Go Down

To reduce discomfort when administering potassium in a peripheral line, mix in 2 mL of a 1% lidocaine solution. This may also work with other painful IV medications, but first check with the pharmacy for drug interactions.

Charles T. Dodson, DO
   San Antonio, Tex

 
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