What should I know about Pedtrace before receiving it?

Pedtrace (zinc, copper, manganese and chromium intravenous solution) is considered a hypotonic solution, meaning it has a lower salt concentration than the cells in the body. If the patient shows any signs of toxicity due to the trace elements in the solution, the drug should be discontinued immediately. Your doctor will determine the serum levels of the four elements based on your medical needs, and you will be monitored and the dosage adjusted as needed. This solution should be given undiluted by direct injection, since it could cause inflammation of the vein. Zinc is eliminated via the intestine and kidneys; copper and manganese are eliminated through the bile; and chromium is eliminated primarily through the kidneys. If any of these organs are not working efficiently, the possibility of the elements being retained in the body needs to be considered. Since this solution is acidic, it should not be given with an aluminum needle or hub, as it will react negatively. Pedtrace is a Category C drug, so it is not known if it will cause harm to a fetus. For this reason, pregnant women are advised not to use it unless absolutely necessary.

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