Parenteral Manual

TO MAKE D12.5W and 0.45% NaCl [1 L]

Materials to be assembled

  • 1L bag of D5W and 0.45% NaCl
  • 4 x 50 mL syringes of D50W
  • 8 x 60 mL syringes for drug preparation


  • Withdraw 168 mL from a 1 L bag of D5W and 0.45% NaCl
  • Add 168 mL of D50W
  • RESULTING SOLUTION: 1 L OF D12.5W and 0.37% NaCl
  • *Note that sodium concentration is slightly reduced

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