Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to use, whenever solution and container permit.
Do not use the solution if its color is pinkish or darker than slightly yellow or if it contains a precipitate. Avoid contact with iron salts, alkalis or oxidizing agents.
Levophed SF should be administered in glucose 5% solution in distilled water or glucose 5% in saline solution. Administration in saline solution alone is not recommended. Whole blood or plasma, if indicated to increase blood volume, should be administered separately. Levophed SF contains no antimicrobial preservative. It is for single-use only. Discard any residue.