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Toxic additives in medication for preterm infants
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    Alcohol Intake in Infants Treated with Oral Furosemide Solution

    It was with interest that I read the article by Whittaker et al regarding toxic additives in medication for preterm infants, particularly the assessment of alcohol intake in the infant population treated with furosemide oral solution. I was surprised by the statement “ethanol exposure in the preterm infants … ranged from 0.2mL to 1.8mL/ week uncorrected for weight, the equivalent of a 70kg man consuming between 1 and 7...

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    Additives in medication for preterm infants: documentation of exposure is only the first step…

    Dear editor, We thank Whittaker et al. to refocus on the use of additives in medications by illustrating the incidence and magnitude of exposure in a cohort of preterm neonates.1 We hereby would like to suggest to further extent the adagio of Paracelsus, that ‘all is toxic, it only depends on the dose’, by adding that the ‘recipient’ should also be considered. In addition to their paper, we felt it appropriated to mentio...

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