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. It does
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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
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.
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.
Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will safely dispose of any WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP that is not used.
WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP is clear, colourless, particle-free, sterile water. It contains no other substances or anti-microbial
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.
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.
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