Administering undiluted famotidine intravenously

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Eric Johnson
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Administering undiluted famotidine intravenously

Question about how other hospitals are administering famotidine IV push?

The famotidine package insert recommends to dilute 2 mL of famotidine 10 mg/mL solution with NS or other compatible solution to a total volume of 5 or 10 mL prior to administering IV push.

Does anyone have any experience with the safety of administering undiluted famotidine 10 mg/mL by slow IV push into a patent IV followed by an NS flush?

I think there are benefits to reducing the amount of dilution performed by the pharmacy or bedside RNs in this case.