BETHESDA, MD 03 August 2009—There is an important correction to the monograph for Diltiazem HCl in Pediatric Injectable Drugs, Eighth Edition (the Teddy Bear Book), published by ASHP.
On page 146, in the Dosage section, the paragraph on atrial tachycardias should read as follows:
Atrial tachycardias: Seven children from 0.6–13 years old were given 0.25 mg/kg over 5 min followed by a continuous infusion of 0.05–0.15 mg/kg/h for up to 126 h as a bridge to definitive treatment.(2) Calcium gluconate and volume were readily available prior to initiation of diltiazem.(2)
Please make this correction immediately in all copies of the eighth edition and communicate it to everyone who may use the book.