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Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Sachets

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Adult, Children

Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Sachets - What is it for

Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Sachets - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

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Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Sachets - Dosage and How to Use

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Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Sachets - Handling

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Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Sachets - Storage

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Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Sachets - Additional Information

​1. If you are directed to use half a sachet, remember to flatten the sachet first to ensure that the medicine is evenly distributed.
​2. Fold the sachet into half.
​3. Tear or cut the top of the sachet.
​4. Pour approximately half the content or the whole content, depending on the dose indicated on the medication label, into a cup.

5. Add water into the cup.

Water should be boiled and cooled down to room temperature.

  • Acetylcysteine granules
    • Use a small quantity of water
  • Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate granules
    • Use approximately 45mL of water
  • Cholestyramine, Ispaghula husk, urinary alkalizer powders (e.g. Citravescent® and Ural®)
    • Use a full cup of water (approximately 200-250mL)
  • Macrogol 4000
    • Use a full cup of water (approximately 200-250mL) for one sachet or half cup of water for half a sachet.
    • You may also use other beverages such as fruit juices or milk for dissolving Macrogol powder, but do not use soda.

​6. Stir to dissolve/disperse the powder.

(make sure you stir the powder again if the powder settles before drinking)

​7. Drink the entire solution in the cup.

You may wish to use a syringe to administer the solution to younger children.

 

  • Updated on Sunday, February 28, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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