Errors With Lipid Formulations Can Lead to Serious Patient Harm
You can prevent dangerous mix-ups with lipid formulations...aprepitant (Cinvanti), bupivacaine (Exparel), clevidipine (Cleviprex), etc.
These formulations contain fat molecules that help enhance or prolong a med's effects...or reduce side effects.
For example, liposomal bupivacaine's analgesic effect can last a day or more...but plain bupivacaine lasts about 6 hours. And liposomal amphotericin B is less toxic to the kidneys than plain amphotericin B.