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Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2015 Jan-Mar;13(1):122-8. doi: 10.1590/S1679-45082015RW2572. Epub 2015 Mar 24.

Hypodermoclysis: a literature review to assist in clinical practice.

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Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.


The aim of this study was to analyze the information available in the literature about the drugs that can be administered through hypodermoclysis and the resulting impact that this information may have on the routine of the pharmacist working at a hospital. The study was based on a review of the literature. The results showed positive points of the procedure, but little specific information about medications such as routes of administration, standard dilutions, optimal doses, etc. Thus, it was possible to verify that there is no definite information as to the correct way to administer the drugs in this route, even though this is an effective and safe option, according to the literature. The lack of information has a negative impact on the support provided by the pharmacist to the nursing staff to ensure that the drug actually reaches its therapeutic goals safely.

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