Fat emulsion vehicle for intravenous administration of an aqueous insoluble drug

Am J Hosp Pharm. 1975 Jun;32(6):582-4.


Formulation of a sterile preparation for the parenteral administration of a water insoluble drug is described. Methyl CCNU was first dissolved in absolute alcohol and slowly added to a fat emulsion, Intralipid. The preparation was found to be stable for eight hours at room temperature and seven days under refrigeration. After administration of the preparation to approximately 100 patients, no significant side effects were attributed to the fat emulsion.

MeSH terms

  • Drug Stability
  • Emulsions
  • Ethanol
  • Fats*
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Lomustine / administration & dosage*
  • Lomustine / adverse effects
  • Nitrosourea Compounds / administration & dosage*
  • Pharmaceutical Vehicles*
  • Solubility


  • Emulsions
  • Fats
  • Nitrosourea Compounds
  • Pharmaceutical Vehicles
  • Ethanol
  • Lomustine