Journal article

Stability and sterility of diluted enoxaparin under three different storage conditions

Robyn Summerhayes, Maria Chan, Vera Ignjatovic, Richard Prankerd, Paul Monagle

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2011

Abstract

AIM: This study assessed whether enoxaparin sodium diluted to a concentration of 20 mg/mL for clinical use with 0.9% sodium chloride remained stable and sterile for up to 43 days under three different storage conditions. METHODS: Enoxaparin dilutions in polypropylene syringes were stored under three different controlled conditions of temperature and light: (i) room temperature (22-26°C) under natural light; (ii) room temperature (22-26°C) in the dark; and (iii) controlled refrigeration (2-8°C) in the dark. A weekly assay of anti-Xa and anti-IIa activity was undertaken to determine if the diluted enoxaparin preparations retained anticoagulant activity, thus remaining suitable for clinical app..

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