- water for injection
POM: Prescription only medicine
This information is intended for use by health professionals
Water for Injections
Each 1ml of solution contains 1ml of Water for Injections B.P.
Solvent for parenteral use
Clear, colourless, odourless, sterile solution intended for parenteral administration to human beings.
Water for Injections is indicated to be used as a vehicle for dilution and reconstitution of suitable medicinal products for parenteral administration.
The dosage administered will be dictated by the nature of the additive used. The administration rate will be dependent upon the dose regimen of the prescribed drug.
Following suitable admixture of prescribed additives, the dosage is usually dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of the patient as well as laboratory determinations.
The solution should only be used if it is clear without visible particles.
Method of administration
For parenteral use.
The directions for use will be dependent upon the appropriate medicinal product to which this solvent is added, which will dictate the appropriate volumes as well as administration route.
Water for Injections should not be administered alone because it may cause haemolysis. The contraindications related to the added medicinal product should be considered.
Water for Injections is hypotonic and it should not be administered alone, because it may cause haemolysis.
The possible clinical interactions between the different medicinal products to be dissolved should be considered.
May be used during fertility, pregnancy and lactation.
The risks during use are determined by the nature of the added medicinal products.
May cause haemolysis if administered alone.
The nature of the additive will determine the likelihood of any other undesirable effects.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme: Tel: Freephone 0808 100 3352. Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
No effects are anticipated if used as instructed.
Haemolysis may occur following infusion of large volumes of hypotonic solutions using sterile water for injections as diluent.
The signs and symptoms of overdose will also be related to the nature of the medicinal product being added. In the event of accidental overdose, the treatment should be discontinued and the patient should be observed for the appropriate signs and symptoms related to the medicinal product administered.
Pharmacotherapeutic Group: Solvents and diluting agents, including irrigating solutions, ATC code: V07AB.
Water for Injections being only the vehicle for the administration of the added medicinal product, the pharmacodynamics will depend on the nature of the drug added.
Water for Injections being only the vehicle for the administration of the added medicinal product, the pharmacokinetics will depend on the nature of the drug added.
Water for Injections being only the vehicle for the administration of the added medicinal product, the preclinical safety data will depend on the nature of the drug added.
Water for Injections should not be mixed with any other agents unless their compatibility has been established.
Do not store above 25°C.
2ml, 5ml and 10ml hermetically sealed translucent plastic ampoules, polypropylene Ph.Eur., packed in cardboard cartons to contain 10, 20, 50 and 100 ampoules.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
For single use only.
As appropriate to the reconstituted drug.
If only part of an ampoule is used, discard the remaining solution.
Use as directed by the physician.
Any unused medicinal product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Mercury Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
Capital House, 85 King William Street,
London EC4N 7BL, UK
10/10/1991 / 19/03/2003
Capital House, 1st Floor, 85 King William Street, London, EC4N 7BL, UK
+44 (0)208 588 9131
08700 70 30 33
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