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Diastat AcuDial: Dial, set, and lock the dose

From the September 7, 2006 issue

Although DIASTAT (diazepam rectal gel) has been available for a number of years, the DIASTAT ACUDIAL delivery system was approved late last year for the treatment of both prolonged and cluster seizures. The product is available in 10 mg or 20 mg rectal syringes designed to deliver minimum dosages of 5 mg or 10 mg respectively with dosage increments of 2.5 mg. There are two unlocked rectal syringes per package with the maximum dose (10 mg or 20 mg) appearing in the dose display window of the device. Before the product is Diastat AcuDial: Dial, set, and lock the dosedispensed, both syringes must be dialed, set, and locked to the prescribed dose by the pharmacy, even when the maximum dose is prescribed. Once set and locked, the prescribed dose will appear in the dose display window, and the locking ring, designated with a green “ready” band, will be engaged (see figure on left).

Although DIASTAT (diazepam rectal gel) has been available for a number of years, the DIASTAT ACUDIAL delivery system was approved late last year for the treatment of both prolonged and cluster seizures. The product is available in 10 mg or 20 mg rectal syringes designed to deliver minimum dosages of 5 mg or 10 mg respectively with dosage increments of 2.5 mg. There are two unlocked rectal syringes per package with the maximum dose (10 mg or 20 mg) appearing in the dose display window of the device. Before the product is dispensed, both syringes must be dialed, set, and locked to the prescribed dose by the pharmacy, even when the maximum dose is prescribed. Once set and locked, the prescribed dose will appear in the dose display window, and the locking ring, designated with a green “ready” band, will be engaged (see figure on left).

 

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