[Stability of dilute solutions of ganciclovir sodium (Cymevan) in polypropylene syringes and PVC perfusion bags]

J Pharm Belg. 1992 Nov-Dec;47(6):494-8.
[Article in French]


The stability of ganciclovir sodium solutions stored in polypropylene syringes and PVC bags was tested in 0.9% sodium chloride at three concentrations 70, 200 and 350 mg/50 ml for polypropylene syringes, and two concentrations (70 and 350 mg/250 ml) for PVC bags and at three temperatures (-20 degrees C, + 4 degrees C, room temperature). The solutions, which had been initially frozen, were thawed by exposure to microwave radiations. The stability of each sample was determined by high-performance liquid chromatography. The results of this study indicate that admixtures of ganciclovir sodium at the concentration rates tested can be frozen for at least one year and are stable for at least 80 days at + 4 degrees C and 7 days at room temperature.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Drug Packaging
  • Drug Stability
  • Ganciclovir / analysis*
  • Polypropylenes
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Syringes
  • Temperature


  • Polypropylenes
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Ganciclovir