Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi – Sterile water uses, dose and side effects

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Water for injections

What Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi is and what it is used for

Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi contains sterile water. It is used to dissolve or dilute medicines before the medicines are given to you.

What you need to know before using Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi

Do not use Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi

Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi must not be administered alone and should only be used for dissolving or diluting medicines.

Any risks depend on which medicine is dissolved/diluted with Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi. Please read the package insert for the medicine to be diluted or dissolved. Your doctor can also advise you on this.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse before you are given Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi.

If Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi is administered into the bloodstream alone, it may cause your red blood cells to take in water and break down ( hemolysis ). Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi will therefore always be mixed with one or more medicines by healthcare professionals before it is given to you.

General Precautions

Please read the package insert of the drug to be diluted or dissolved for additional information on warnings and precautions.

Other medicines and Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.

Before adding another drug, the miscibility with water for injection fluids must be checked. The nursing staff does this.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and fertility

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or nurse for advice before using this medicine.

Risks with use during pregnancy and breastfeeding are determined by the properties of the drug being added.

Driving ability and use of machinery

Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi does not affect your ability to drive or use machines. Possible effects on the ability to drive or use machines depend on which medicine is dissolved/diluted with Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi. Your doctor can advise you on this.

How to use Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi

Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi will be given to you by a doctor or nurse. It will be given to you as an injection. Your doctor will decide the right dose for you or your child and when and how it should be given. This depends on which drug is dissolved/diluted with Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi. Please read the package leaflet of the medicine to be diluted or dissolved for more information.

If you are given too much Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi

Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi will be given by a healthcare professional, so it is unlikely that you would receive a larger dose than you should.

If you have accidentally overdosed, treatment will be stopped and you will receive treatment depending on your symptoms.

If you have any further questions about this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

When Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi is used to dissolve or dilute drugs, the likelihood of side effects is determined by the properties of the added product. Read the package leaflet for the medicine to be dissolved or diluted.

Intravenous injection of Water for injections can cause hemolysis (the red blood cells take in water and break down) if Water for injections is given alone. The nursing staff checks this.

Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi can cause inflammation of the vein where the solution is given ( thrombophlebitis ).

How Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi should be stored

No special storage instructions.

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Use before the expiry date stated on the packaging. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

Do not use this medicine if you notice any visible particles or if the container is damaged.

When drugs are added, an aseptic technique should be used and the solution should be thoroughly mixed.

Medicines must not be thrown into the drain or among the household waste. Ask the pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer used. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Contents of the packaging and other information

Contents declaration

Appearance and package sizes of the medicine

Sterile Water Fresenius Kabi is a clear solution, free of visible particles and supplied in the following containers and pack sizes:

Ampoule polypropylene (Ovalia):
20 x 10 ml20 x 20 ml
Polyethylene ampoule:
1 x 5 ml1 x 10 ml
20 x 5 ml20 x 10 ml20 x 20 ml
50 x 5 ml50 x 10 ml
Vial polypropylene (Octavia):
10 x 20 ml10 x 50 ml10 x 100 ml
Plastic bag Excel:
The Excel material is polypropylene-based.
Package sizes30 x 50 ml
30 x 100 ml
Freeflex (polypropylene bag) with injection port for the needle:
40 x 100 ml
50 x 100 ml
55 x 100 ml
60 x 100 ml
Glass bottle
20 x 50 ml
20 x 100 ml

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing authorization holder and manufacturer

Manufacturer

Fresenius Kabi Norge AS

Svinesundsveien 80

1788 Halden, Norway

Fresenius Kabi España SAU

C/Dr. Ferran 12

08339 Vilassar de Dalt, Spain

Fresenius Kabi Italy Srl

Isola della Scala, Verona, Italy

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