Water for Injections BP (AstraZeneca)

Water for Injections BP (AstraZeneca) 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 of the common questions people ask about WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP. It does not contain all the information that is known about WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP.

It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have any concerns about being given this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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

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WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP is sterile water used to dissolve or dilute other drugs.

WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP is sterile water used to clean small wounds or cuts.

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 if you are taking any medicines including medicines that you buy at the chemist, supermarket or health food shop. Your doctor 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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WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP is used to dissolve or dilute other drugs, which may then be injected by your doctor or nurse either into a vein, or into a muscle, or under your skin.

WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP is used to clean away dirt and blood from small wounds or cuts.

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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 30°C for 2 and 10 mL glass ampoules and 10 mL plastic Polyamp DuoFit® ampoules. The 5 mL plastic Polyamp DuoFit® ampoules should be stored at a temperature below 25°C.

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Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will safely dispose of any WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP that is not used.

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Product description

WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP is clear, colourless, particle-free, sterile water. It contains no other substances or anti-microbial agents.

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AstraZeneca Pty Ltd
ABN 54 009 682 311
2 - 6 Alma Road

Water for Injections BP 2 mL ampoule AUST R 11994
Water for Injections BP 5 mL ampoule AUST R 48350
Water for Injections BP 10 mL ampoule AUST R 48351

This leaflet was prepared on the 24 July 2003

® Trade Marks herein are the property of the AstraZeneca group

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CMI provided by MIMS Australia, September 2015  

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05 Jan 2016 Information on medicines available in Australia containing water for injections BP, including our latest evidence-based information and resources for health professionals and consumers. The active ingredient is the chemical in a medicine that makes it work. Medicines that contain the same active ingredient can be available under more than one brand name. Brands include both active ingredients and inactive ingredients. You'll find information about brands of medicines that contain water for injections BP below, including their consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflets.