Hospira Sterile Water for Injection is a sterile, non-pyrogenic, distilled water in a single-dose vial used for intravenous administration after addition of a suitable solute. It may also be used as a dispensing container for diluent use. No antimicrobial or other substance has been added. The pH is 5.5 (5.0 to 7.0). The osmolarity is 0.
This preparation is designed solely for parenteral use only after addition to drugs that require dilution or must be dissolved in an aqueous vehicle prior to injection.
Please note this item is not Bateriostatic and does not contain Benzyl Alcohol. If that is needed please see out Bacteriostatic Water page.
Sterile Water for Injection contains no bacteriostat, antimicrobial agent or added buffer and is supplied only in single dose containers to dilute or dissolve drugs for injection. For IV injection, add sufficient amount to a solute to make an approximately isotonic solution. pH 5.0 to 7.0.
Water for Injection, is chemically designated H2O.
What is the purpose of sterile water for injection?
It is sterile, hypotonic, nonpyrogenic, and contains no bacteriostatic or antimicrobial agents. Sterile Water for Injection USP is a diluent or solvent suitable for intravascular injection after first having been made approximately isotonic by the addition of suitable solute.
What is the difference between Sterile Water and Bacteriostatic Water?
Bacteriostatic water for injection has an extra preservative agent added into the water called benzyl alcohol (BnOH). Benzyl alcohol is a colorless liquid that has low toxicity, and low vapor pressure. Sterile Water for injection is a single-dose sterile water that does not contain any bacteriostatic, antimicrobial agents, and added buffers. Purchase online today as they are extremely hard to find in the United States.
Storage: Store at 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit).
Consult the manufacturer's instructions for choice of vehicle, appropriate dilution or volume for dissolving the drugs to be injected, including the route and rate of injection.
Do not use for intravenous injection unless adjusted to approximate isotonicity with a suitable solute.
Hemolysis may occur following infusion of Sterile Water for Injection, USP. Hemoglobin induced renal failure has been reported following hemolysis.
Do not administer unless solution is clear and seal is intact.
The administration of a suitable admixture of prescribed additives may be associated with adverse reactions because of the solution or the technique of administration including febrile response, infection at the site of injection, venous thrombosis or phlebitis extending from the site of injection, extravasation, and hypervolemia.If an adverse reaction does occur, discontinue the infusion, evaluate the patient, institute appropriate therapeutic countermeasures, and save the remainder of the fluid for examination if deemed necessary.