Sterile Water for Injection

Dosage Form: injection, solution

Sterile Water for Injection, USP
Pharmacy Bulk Package
Not for Direct Infusion
VIAFLEX Plastic Container

Sterile Water for Injection Description

Sterile Water for Injection, USP is sterile, nonpyrogenic, distilled water in a Pharmacy Bulk Package. A Pharmacy Bulk Package is a container of a sterile preparation for parenteral use that contains many single doses. The contents are intended for use in a pharmacy admixture program and are restricted to the preparation of admixtures for intravenous infusion. No antimicrobial or other substance has been added. pH 5.5 (5.0 to 7.0). Osmolarity O mOsmol/L (calc.).

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The VIAFLEX plastic container is fabricated from a specially formulated polyvinyl chloride (PL 146  Plastic). Exposure to temperatures above 25°C/77°F during transport and storage will lead to minor losses in moisture content. Higher temperatures lead to greater losses. It is unlikely that these minor losses will lead to clinically significant changes within the expiration period. The amount of water that can permeate from inside the container into the overwrap is insufficient to affect the solution significantly. Solutions in contact with the plastic container may leach out certain chemical components from the plastic in very small amounts; however, biological testing was supportive of the safety of the plastic container materials.

Sterile Water for Injection - Clinical Pharmacology

Sterile Water for Injection, USP is used for fluid replacement only after suitable admixing to approximate isotonicity.

Indications and Usage for Sterile Water for Injection

Sterile Water for Injection, USP is indicated in the aseptic preparation of parenteral admixtures.

Contraindications

Sterile Water for Injection, USP is a hemolytic agent due to its hypotonicity. Therefore, it is contraindicated for intravenous administration without admixing.

Warnings

This solution is for compounding only, not for direct infusion.

WARNING: This product contains aluminum that may be toxic. Aluminum may reach toxic levels with prolonged parenteral administration if kidney function is impaired. Premature neonates are particularly at risk because their kidneys are immature, and they require large amounts of calcium and phosphate solutions, which contain aluminum.

Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates, who receive parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 µg/kg/day accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration.

Precautions

Do not use unless solution is clear and seal is intact.

Drug product contains no more than 25 µg/L of aluminum.

Pediatric Use:

Safety and effectiveness have been established in pediatric patients. However, in neonates or very small infants the volume of fluid may affect fluid and electrolyte balance.

Adverse Reactions

The administration of a suitable admixture of prescribed drugs 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.

Sterile Water for Injection Dosage and Administration

Following suitable admixture of prescribed drugs, the dosage is usually dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of the patient as well as laboratory determinations. See directions accompanying drugs.

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration whenever solution and container permit. Use of a final filter is recommended during administration of all parenteral solutions where possible.

Sterile Water for Injection, USP in the Pharmacy Bulk Package is intended for use in the preparation of sterile, intravenous admixtures. Additives may be incompatible with the fluid withdrawn from this container. Complete information is not available. Those additives known to be incompatible should not be used. Consult with pharmacist, if available. When compounding admixtures, use aseptic technique. Mix thoroughly. Do not store any unused portion of Sterile Water for Injection, USP.

Directions for use of VIAFLEX  Plastic Pharmacy Bulk Package Container

To Open

Tear overwrap down side at slit and remove solution container. Some opacity of the plastic due to moisture absorption during the sterilization process may be observed. This is normal and does not affect the solution quality or safety. The opacity will diminish gradually. Check for minute leaks by squeezing inner bag firmly, if leaks are found, discard solution as sterility may be impaired.

For compounding only, not for direct infusion.

Preparation for Admixing

1. The Pharmacy Bulk Package is to be used only in a suitable work area such as a laminar flow hood (or an equivalent clean air compounding area).

2. Suspend container from eyelet support.

3. Remove plastic protector from outlet port at bottom of container.

4. Attach solution transfer set. Refer to complete directions accompanying set.

Note: The closure shall be penetrated only one time with a suitable sterile transfer device or dispensing set which allows measured dispensing of the contents.

5. VIAFLEX  containers should not be written on directly since ink migration has not been investigated. Affix accompanying label for date and time of entry.

6. Once container closure has been penetrated, withdrawal of contents should be completed without delay. After initial entry, maintain contents at room temperature (25°C/77°F) and dispense within 4 hours.

How is Sterile Water for Injection Supplied

Sterile Water for Injection, USP is supplied in a VIAFLEX plastic Pharmacy Bulk Package container as follows:

2000 mL 2B0306 NDC 0338-0013-06
3000 mL 2B0307 NDC 0338-0013-08
5000 mL 2B0309 NDC 0338-0013-29

Exposure of pharmaceutical products to heat should be minimized. Avoid excessive heat. It is recommended the product be stored at room temperature (25°C/77°F).

Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Deerfield, IL 60015 USA

Printed in USA

Baxter, Viaflex, and PL 146 are trademarks of Baxter International Inc.

07-19-69-274
Rev. July 2012

Distributed in Canada by
Baxter Corporation
Mississauga, ON L5N 0C2

PACKAGE LABEL - PRINCIPLE DISPLAY PANEL

Container Label

LOT EXP

2B0306 2000 mL
NDC 0338-0013-06 DIN 02014882

Sterile Water
For Injection USP

Pharmacy Bulk Package
Not For Direct Infusion

Rx Only

NO ANTIMICROBIAL OR OTHER SUBSTANCE HAS BEEN ADDED
pH 5.5 (5.0 TO 7.0) OSMOLARITY 0 mOsmol/L (CALC)
STERILE NONPYROGENIC

CONTAINS NO MORE THAN 25 μg/L OF ALUMINUM

ADDITIVES MAY BE INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE FLUID
WITHDRAWN FROM THIS CONTAINER CONSULT WITH
PHARMACIST IF AVAILABLE WHEN COMPOUNDING
ADMIXTURES USE ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE
MIX THOROUGHLY DO NOT STORE

DOSAGE ADMIX FOR INTRAVENOUS ADMINISTRATION
AS DIRECTED BY A PHYSICIAN SEE ACCOMPANYING
DIRECTIONS FOR USE ONCE CONTAINER CLOSURE
HAS BEEN PENETRATED WITHDRAWAL OF
CONTENTS SHOULD BE COMPLETED WITHOUT
DELAY AFFIX ACCOMPANYING LABEL FOR DATE AND
TIME OF ENTRY DISPENSE CONTENTS WITHIN 4 HOURS
AFTER INITIAL ENTRY

CAUTIONS SQUEEZE AND INSPECT INNER BAG WHICH
MAINTAINS PRODUCT STERILITY DISCARD IF LEAKS
ARE FOUND DO NOT USE UNLESS SOLUTION IS CLEAR
AND SEAL IS INTACT

STORE UNIT IN MOISTURE BARRIER OVERWRAP AT
ROOM TEMPERATURE (25°C/77°F) UNTIL READY TO USE
AVOID EXCESSIVE HEAT SEE INSERT

VIAFLEX CONTAINER PL 146 PLASTIC

Baxter logo

BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION
DEERFIELD IL 60015 USA

MADE IN USA

DISTRIBUTED IN CANADA BY
BAXTER CORPORATION
MISSISSAUGA ON L5N 0C2

BAXTER PL 146 AND VIAFLEX ARE TRADEMARKS OF BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC

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Carton Label

2B0306 6 - 2000 ML
VIAFLEX CONTAINER

Sterile Water for Injection, USP
FOR DRUG DILUENT USE ONLY

EXP
XXXXX

SECONDARY BAR CODE

(17) YYMM00 (10) XXXXX

LOT
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PRIMARY BAR CODE

(01) 50303380013062

STERILE WATER 
water injection, solution
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:0338-0013
Route of Administration INTRAVENOUS DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
WATER (WATER) WATER 100 mL  in 100 mL
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:0338-0013-06 2000 mL in 1 BAG
2 NDC:0338-0013-08 3000 mL in 1 BAG
3 NDC:0338-0013-29 5000 mL in 1 BAG
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
NDA NDA018632 06/30/1982
Labeler - Baxter Healthcare Company (005083209)
Establishment
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
Baxter Healthcare Corporation 059140764 ANALYSIS(0338-0013), LABEL(0338-0013), MANUFACTURE(0338-0013), PACK(0338-0013), STERILIZE(0338-0013)
Revised: 02/2014
 
Baxter Healthcare Company

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