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Water for Injections

Consumer Medicine Information

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. This page contains answers to some common questions about Water for Injections. It does not contain all the information that is known about Water for Injections. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risk of you using this medicine against the benefits he/she expects it will have for you. If you have any concerns about using this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Bookmark or print this page, you may need to read it again.

What WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP is for

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.

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.

How WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP is given

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.

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 30°C for 10 mL plastic Polyamp DuoFit® ampoules and below 25°C for the 5 mL plastic Polyamp DuoFit® ampoules.

Disposal

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

Product description

WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP is clear, colourless, particle-free, sterile water. It contains no other substances or anti-microbial agents.
WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP is available in packs of 50 x 10 mL, 400 x 10 mL or 50 x 5 mL Polyamp DuoFit® plastic ampoules.

Manufacturer

AstraZeneca Pty Ltd
ABN 54 009 682 311
2 - 6 Alma Road
NORTH RYDE NSW 2113
Water for Injections BP 2 mL ampoule AUST R 11994 (not marketed)
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 21 March 2013.
®Trade Marks herein are the property of the AstraZeneca group