This is indicated as irrigating fluid of choice in:
- Transurethral resection of prostate.
- Endoscopic procedures within the urinary tract.
- Urinary bladder surgery etc.
Glycine irrigation solution contains glycine which is an amino acid and a non-electrolyte. It is therefore non-conductive and suitable for irrigation purpose. Glycine Irrigation Solution minimizes the risk of intravascular haemolysis which can occur from absorption of plain water. Glycine Irrigation Solution is rapidly degraded in the liver by glycine oxidase.
The total volume of solution used for irrigation depends on the judgment of the attending surgeon. Height from the operating table of 60 cm (approx. 2ft) is likely to cause increased intravascular absorption of glycine.
- Check infusion set and infusion solution prior to use
- Pull moderately to tear off the protective cover of the Eurohead
- Hold lightly the Eurohead but not the bag
- Open the flow regulator fully and hold the giving set on the top white area, but not the membrane venting region
- Insert the spike of the administration set to the Eurohead and fit the connector of the administration set firmly to the needle
- Gradually allow the fluid to flow down to the needle tip and close
- Remove the protective cover of the needle
- Locate the veinpuncture site and clean the site with an antiseptic solution, and then insert the needle
- Securely tape the puncture site
- Securely tape the wings and tubing
- Start infusion while adjusting drip speed
Additives may be incompatible. When introducing additives, use aseptic technique, mix thoroughly and do not store.
Glycine Irrigation Solution is not for injection in any route. It is contraindicated in patients with anuria.
Large intravenous doses of glycine are known to cause nausea and salivation. Other consequences of systemic absorption of glycine include electrolyte loss, diuresis, edaema, thirst, dehydration, cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders.
Precautions & Warnings
Patients with cardiovascular disease should be evaluated after transurethral resection of prostate using glycine. Care should be exercised if the liver or kidney is impaired. Aseptic technique is essential while using glycine. Unused portion should be discarded. Do not use if the bottle is leaking, solution is cloudy, contains particles or after expiry date.
Irrigation Solution used in Urological Surgery
Store at controlled room temperature, protect from light and heat