Water for Injections Freeflex

Water for Injections Freeflex 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.


Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

This leaflet answers some common questions about Water for Injections. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor.

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 is used for

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

It can also be used for washing small wounds and during minor surgical procedures.

Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.

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Before you are given Water for Injections

Water for Injections will only be used if it is clear, colourless and free of particles.

You should not be given Water for Injections after the expiry date printed on the pack, or if the packaging is torn, shows signs of tampering and if the solution is not clear. It may have no effect at all, or worse, an entirely unexpected effect if you are given it after the expiry date has 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 or pharmacist can tell you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines.

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How is Water for Injections given

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

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

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


Any Water for Injections which is not used and which is left in the container, will be disposed of in a safe manner by your doctor or pharmacist.

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Product description

What it looks like

Water for Injections is clear, colourless, particle free, sterile water.


Water for Injections contains sterile water for injections. It contains no anti-microbial agents.


Water for Injections comes in various pack sizes. They can be identified by the AUST R numbers;
Freeflex Bags

  • 100mL AUST R 144795
  • 250mL AUST R 144808
  • 500mL AUST R 144809
  • 1000mL AUST R 144814

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CMI provided by MIMS Australia, February 2017  

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05 Jan 2017 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.