A Spoonful of “Sugar” Helps the Medicine Go Down

December 31, 2006

To reduce discomfort when administeringpotassium in a peripheral line,mix in 2 mL of a 1% lidocaine solution.

To reduce discomfort when administeringpotassium in a peripheral line,mix in 2 mL of a 1% lidocaine solution.This may also work with otherpainful IV medications, but firstcheck with the pharmacy for druginteractions.
-- Charles T. Dodson, DO
    San Antonio, Tex