Water

Generic Name: water (bak-TEER-ee-oh-STAT-ik)
Brand Name: Generic only. No brands available.

Water is used for:

Mixing with certain medicines that are given by injection.

Water is a sterile solution used to mix and dilute other medicines.

Do NOT use water if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in water

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using water:

Some medical conditions may interact with water. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with water. However, no specific interactions with water are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if water may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use water:

Use water as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Water is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you are using water at home, carefully follow the injection procedures taught to you by your health care provider.
  • If you have refrigerated this product, allow it to reach room temperature before using.
  • This product is to be mixed with certain medicines just prior to injection. Do not inject this product directly. This product cannot be mixed with all medicines. Use this product to mix only those medicines indicated by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If water contains particles or is discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged in any way, do not use it.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain local regulations for proper disposal.
  • If you miss a dose of water, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use water.

Important safety information:

  • Water is not recommended for use in CHILDREN younger than 4 weeks of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.

Possible side effects of water:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fever; redness, swelling, or tenderness at injection site.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of water:

Store water at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Do not freeze. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep water out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about water, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Water is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about water. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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