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Lipoid Acid IV

My doctor told me that Alpha Lipoic Acid will be dangerous to use once it's mix with air. The IV injection RX i got is 25mg/ml 30ml vial, doctor wants me to start with 25mg that means when i take out 1ml of the ALA to mix in IV bag I will have to throw the rest away , that's wasting 90% of the medication.
Does anyone heard of that? I can't find any supporting article saying about the iv
any medical professional here can help? how to avoid wasting so much medicine and money
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766573 tn?1365166466
Do you have Hepatitis C?
If so what role would intravenous ALA have? I have stumbled over articles in the past how if might aid diabetic peripheral neuropathy but that's about it.
1815939 tn?1377991799
I don't know about air, but IV Alpha Lipois Acid is destroyed by light.

"Preparation of the IV is important as alpha lipoic acid is destroyed by light so it is delivered with protection of the IV bag from light exposure. "

With some medications, there is waste due to stability problems or other reasons.

I would suggest discussing this with your pharmacist and your doctor to see what they say. If your doctor is ordering it, he/she should know all of the details about administering it. The pharmacist should know even more about the pharmacological aspects of the drug, its stability, its properties, and its administration. Be sure it is the pharmacist you are speaking with (not a pharmacy tech).  

Some links (which you may already have read):

http://www.drceaser.com/therapies/iv-alpha-lipoic-acid

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16484716

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9285502
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