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Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacists on Reconstituting Antibiotics

Q: Is it ok to use tap water to reconstitute antibiotic granules ?

A: The Board has from time to time received inquiries about what type of water should be used to reconstitute antibiotic formulations. The Board believes that the best practice is to use purified or distilled water. Many areas in North Carolina are still served by well water, which could contain various pollutants or contaminants. Accordingly, reconstitution with purified or distilled water should minimize any possible risk to patients receiving antibiotic therapy.


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