Additrace N (trace elements) Intravenous Infusion for Adults

Who can administer

May be administered by registered competent doctor or nurse/midwife

Available preparations

Additrace N 10ml ampoule


Already in solution

Dilute further prior to administration

Infusion fluids

Sodium chloride 0.9% or Glucose 5% (ref 1)

Methods of intravenous administration

Intermittent intravenous infusion (ref 1)

  • Add one vial (10ml) to 100ml infusion fluid and administer over a minimum of two to three hours
  • If also on Solivito N and Vitlipid N, the Additrace may be added to the same infusion bag (ref 2).
    • Must use Sodium Chloride 0.9% as the infusion fluid in this situation
    • Must protect from light if this combination used
    • Invert the infusion bag several times to ensure adequate mixing

Dose in adults

Usual dose

  • One vial administered by infusion over at least two to three hours (this long infusion time is to minimise renal losses)(ref 1)


  • If treatment is continued for more than four weeks, blood manganese levels should be checked

Further information

Each 10ml vial contains the following:

Iron (as ferric chloride) 20 micromol
Zinc (as zinc chloride) 77 micromol
Manganese (as manganese chloride) 1 micromol
Copper (as copper chloride) 6 micromol
Chromium (as chromic chloride) 0.2 micromol
Selenium (as sodium selenite) 1 micromol
Molybdenum (sodium molybdate) 0.2 micromol
Fluorine (as sodium fluoride) 50 micromol
Iodine (as potassium iodide) 1 micromol


Store below 250C


SPC October 2021

1:  Information on file from Fresenius Kabi 'Administration of micronutrients separately from parenteral nutrition' 12th July 2022

2: Data on file from Fresenius Kabi November 2020

Therapeutic classification

Intravenous nutrition

IV Guide Type