Diluent for parenteral use
What Sterile Water Baxter Viaflo is and what it is used for
Sterile water Baxter Viaflo is clean, sterile water used to dilute medicines before use, for example medicines to be given as:
- infusion (a slow injection ) into a vein, also called a drip.
2. What you need to know before using Sterile water Baxter Viaflo
Do not use Sterile water Baxter Viaflo
DO NOT use Sterile water Baxter Viaflo without additive . If it is injected into the bloodstream without an additive, it can cause the red blood cells to take in fluid and burst ( hemolysis ). This is because Sterile water Baxter Viaflo does not have the same concentration as the blood.
Sterile water Baxter Viaflo must always be mixed with one or more medicines by a healthcare professional before it is given to you.
Warnings and precautions
Sterile water Baxter Viaflo should not be used without an additive. Before using Baxter Viaflo Sterile Water will:
- it always to be mixed with one or more medicines
- the health care personnel make sure that the mixture has approximately the same concentration as the blood (isotonic). Depending on the type of medicine you receive
- need to dilute the medicine with Sterile water Baxter Viaflo
- another substance may need to be added to a mixture of Sterile water Baxter Viaflo and your medicine before use.
If you receive Sterile water Baxter Viaflo, hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells ) may occur. Hemoglobin released from the damaged red blood cells can cause kidney failure in some patients. To prevent this, the doctor takes blood samples to monitor the electrolyte balance (ion balance) in the body.
Before you receive medicines that have been mixed with Sterile water Baxter Viaflo, the doctor will check that
- the drugs are stable in sterile water Baxter Viaflo
- the drugs do not affect each other.
Other medicines and Sterile water Baxter Viaflo
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might be using other medicines.
Sterile water Baxter Viaflo with food, drink and alcohol
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The risks of use for your unborn child or for the pregnancy depend on which medicines you use and which have been mixed with Sterile water Baxter Viaflo.
The risks for your baby during breastfeeding also depend on which medicines you use and which have been mixed with Sterile water Baxter Viaflo.
Your doctor can inform you about the risks involved in the use of medicines.
Driving ability and use of machinery
Sterile water Baxter Viaflo does not affect your ability to drive or use machines.
How to use Sterile water Baxter Viaflo
Sterile water Baxter Viaflo is given to you by a doctor or nurse.
The doctor will decide how much you need and when it should be given to you. This depends on which medicines you use with Sterile water Baxter Viaflo.
Your doctor will also consider your age, weight, general condition and other concomitant treatment.
If you used too much of Baxter Viaflo Sterile Water
If you have received too much Sterile water Baxter Viaflo (over-infusion), it can lead to hemolysis . Hemolysis is when the red blood cells take in fluid and break down.
The medicines that have been mixed with Sterile water Baxter can also cause symptoms if they are given in too large a dose (overinfusion). Any signs and symptoms of overdose depend on which medicine is mixed with Sterile Water Baxter Viaflo.
If you accidentally overdose, the treatment will be stopped and treatment depending on the symptoms will be given.
You should read the package insert for added medicines to see any symptoms of overdose.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The red blood cells can burst ( hemolysis ) if:
- Sterile water Baxter Viaflo is used without additives
- Sterile water Baxter Viaflo is used to prepare solutions for injection or infusion whose concentration is not similar to blood (isotonic).
If any medicine is added to Sterile water Baxter Viaflo, the added medicine can also cause side effects . The type of side effect depends on the drug added. You can read about any symptoms in the package insert for the added medicine6.
How Sterile water Baxter Viaflo should be stored
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
No special storage instructions.
Do not remove Sterile Water Baxter Viaflo from the outer packaging until just before use.
Use before the expiry date stated on the bag after EXP.
The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.
Contents of the packaging and other information
The only ingredient is sterile water for injections
Each bag contains 100% sterile water for injections.
Appearance and package sizes of the medicine
Sterile water Baxter Viaflo is a clear and colorless solution.
It is supplied in polyolefin/polyamide (Viaflo) plastic bags. Each bag is packed in a sealed, protective, outer plastic bag.
- 50 ml
- 100 ml
- 250 ml
- 500 ml
- 1000 ml
The bags are packed in cartons. Each box contains one of the following quantities
- 50 bags of 50 ml
- 50 bags of 100 ml
- 60 bags of 100 ml
- 30 bags of 250 ml
- 20 bags of 500 ml
- 10 bags of 1000 ml
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