Message Number: YG6437 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mary R. Shefferman
Date: 2001-08-17 09:54:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Biaxin suspension 2nd post -- simple question

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., amortimer@a... wrote:
> --- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., amortimer@a... wrote:
> Hi all!
> This question is for all those who have used the Biaxin suspension.
> When you re-constituted it, did all the granules dissolve? I am
> wondering because mine did not and when I draw it into the syringe,
> the granules clog the tip if I do not give the medicine immediately
> like in 1 minute or less). Thanks for any input you can give.
> Adrienne

I've never used a Biaxin suspension, but suspensions are not
technically liquids. They don't dissolve. The active portion is
temporarily "suspended" in the liquid after shaking/mixing, then
settles at the bottom over time (that's why you see a layer of stuff
at the bottom of the bottle before you shake it). You administer the
medication while it's suspended in the liquid.

--Mary & the Fuzzies