Water for Injections BP is sterile water used to dilute or dissolve drugs.
Water for Injections BP can also be used for washing small wounds and during minor surgical procedures.
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.
How Water for Injections BP is given
Water for Injections BP will be used to dissolve or dilute other drugs which may then be injected by your nurse or doctor.
Injections are usually given in your upper arm muscle (intramuscularly), under the skin (subcutaneously) or directly into a vein (intravenously) by a doctor or trained nurse.
Water for Injections BP is also 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 25°C.
Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will safely dispose of any Water for Injections BP that is not used.
Water for Injections contains sterile water for injections. It contains no other substances or antimicrobial agents.