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Use of sucrose?

Are any of you using sucrose at the time of immunizations or prior to? If you are doing this in your office, can you describe your method, what you use and where you get the sucrose solution?

Thank you.
Karen Kohlruss RN BSN
Holland Pediatric Associates, PLC

RE: Use of sucrose?

I used it with circumcisions both before routine xylocaine and after - it is
more consistently effective than the nerve block.
-gb

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Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 6:50 PM
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Subject: Use of sucrose?

Are any of you using sucrose at the time of immunizations or prior to? If
you are doing this in your office, can you describe your method, what you
use and where you get the sucrose solution?

Thank you.
Karen Kohlruss RN BSN
Holland Pediatric Associates, PLC

Use of sucrose?

Message from David Arkin hidden@email-address

Karen,
We had a brief Pedtalk discussion about using sucrose for infant
analgesia a few months ago. Here is a re-posting of my input at that
time, which still holds true. We are using Sweet-Ease, a commercially
available 11cc "unit dose" of sucrose syrup.
Good luck,
David Arkin, MD
Richmond, VA

Kim,
Although the unit dose sucrose is expensive, I have not been using
them as unit doses. The dosage of Sweet-Ease I am using for infants
is 0.2cc before their shots, and 0.2cc afterwards, and they still
seem to settle down quicker. Since there is 11cc in each "unit
dose" of Sweet-Ease, the cost is not prohibitive. On the other
hand, I have had a problem with expiring shelf-life on the dating,
since I have had to purchase an entire carton. A better solution
would be group purchasing, either with another physician or with a
hospital, but I have not had time to arrange that.
David Arkin, MD
Richmond, VA

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As far as babies- remember we talked about the sucrose unit doses that
somebody was using in the nursery? I tried to buy some for my office but
they were really too expensive. I just haven't had time to make my own.
Regards-
Kim Burlingham, MD rural peds, Texas

kohlrussk wrote:

>Are any of you using sucrose at the time of immunizations or prior to? If you are doing this in your office, can you describe your method, what you use and where you get the sucrose solution?
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>Thank you.
>Karen Kohlruss RN BSN
>Holland Pediatric Associates, PLC
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