Water for Injections BP (Pfizer)

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What WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP is used for

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

Before you are given WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP

When you must not use it

Your doctor or nurse will only use Water for Injections to dissolve or dilute other medicines that they will give you.

Before you are given it

Tell your doctor 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.

How WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP is given

Water for Injections is used to make up the medicines for your treatment and is usually given into a muscle in your upper arm or buttock (intramuscularly), under the skin (subcutaneously) or directly into a vein (intravenously) by a doctor or trained nurse.

While you are given WATER FOR INJECTION BP

Things you must do

Tell your doctor or nurse if the injection makes you feel unwell.

Side effects

Tell your doctor if you have fever or notice pain, bruising or swelling at the site of injection.
Ask your doctor or nurse to answer any questions that you may have.

After using WATER FOR INJECTION BP

Storage

Water for injections will be stored in the pharmacy or on the ward. The injection is kept in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25°C.

Disposal

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

Product Description

What it looks like

Water for Injections is a clear, colourless solution in a plastic ampoule or vial.

Ingredients

Water for Injections contains sterile water. It does not contain a preservative.

Manufacturer

Pfizer (Perth) Pty Limited
ABN 32 051 824 956
15 Brodie Hall Drive,
Bentley WA 6102 Australia

Supplier

Water for Injections is supplied in Australia by:
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
ABN 50 008 422 348
38-42 Wharf Road
West Ryde NSW 2114 Australia
Toll Free Number: 1800 675 229

Australian Registration Numbers

AUST R 49284 Water for Injections BP 2mL Steriluer® ampoule
AUST R 49286 Water for Injections BP 5mL Steriluer® ampoule
AUST R 49287 Water for Injections BP 10mL Steriluer® ampoule
AUST R 49288 Water for Injections BP 20mL Steriamp® ampoule
AUST R 49298 Water for Injections BP 100mL Plastic vial
 
Date of preparation
November 2012
 
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