Water For Injections BP Ampoules (Solution for injection)

Water For Injections BP Ampoules (Solution for injection) is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient water for injections BP.

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Consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflet

Developed by the pharmaceutical company responsible for this medicine in Australia, according to TGA regulations.

WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP


Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

This leaflet answers some common questions about Water for Injections BP. It does not contain all the available information that is known about Water for Injections BP. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

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What Water for Injections BP is used for

Water for Injections BP is sterile water used to dilute or dissolve drugs.

Water for Injections BP can also be used for washing small wounds and during minor surgical procedures.

Follow all directions given to you by your doctor carefully. They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.

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Before you are given Water for Injections BP

When you must not use it

Water for Injections BP will only be used if it is clear, colourless and free of particles, the package is undamaged and the use by (expiry) date marked on the pack has not been passed. It must not be injected unless it has been used to dissolve or dilute necessary drugs to be administered by your doctor or nurse.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop. Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can tell you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines.

If you have not told your doctor about any of these things, tell them before you are given any injection.

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How Water for Injections BP is given

Water for Injections BP will be used to dissolve or dilute other drugs which may then be injected by your nurse or doctor.

Injections are usually given in your upper arm muscle (intramuscularly), under the skin (subcutaneously) or directly into a vein (intravenously) by a doctor or trained nurse.

Water for Injections BP is also used to clean away dirt and blood from small wounds or cuts.

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Storage

Your doctor or pharmacist will store Water for Injections BP under the recommended conditions. It should be kept in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25°C.

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Disposal

Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will safely dispose of any Water for Injections BP that is not used.

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Product description

What it looks like

Water for Injections BP is a clear, colourless, particle-free, sterile solution. Water for Injections BP comes in 5 mL, 10 mL or 20 mL ampoules. They can be identified by the AUST R numbers;

  • 5 mL ampoule AUST R 198332
  • 10 mL ampoule AUST R 198330
  • 20 mL ampoule AUST R 198331

Ingredients

Water for Injections contains sterile water for injections. It contains no other substances or antimicrobial agents.

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CMI provided by MIMS Australia, February 2017  

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