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SALINE STERI-NEB 0.9% W/V

Active substance(s): SODIUM CHLORIDE

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In this leaflet
Read all of this leaflet
carefully before you
start using this
medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You
may need to read it
again.
If you have any
further questions, ask
your doctor or
pharmacist.
This medicine has
been prescribed for
you. Do not pass it on
to others. It may harm
them, even if their
symptoms are the
same as yours.

2.5mL
Package Leaflet: Information for the User

Nebuliser Solution
Sodium Chloride

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1. What Saline Steri-Neb is and what it is used
for
2. Before you use Saline Steri-Neb
3. How to use Saline Steri-Neb
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Saline Steri-Neb
6. Further information

If you forget to use Saline Steri-Neb
If you forget to use the nebuliser, use it as soon
as you remember, unless it is nearly time to use
it again. Do not take a double dose of your
medicine to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop using Saline Steri-Neb
Do not stop taking your medicine without
talking to your doctor first even if you feel
better.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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1. What Saline Steri-Neb is and what it
is used for

4. Possible side effects

Saline Steri-Neb is used to dilute nebuliser
solutions. The nebuliser turns the solution into
a fine mist which you can breathe in.
You should carefully read the leaflet supplied
with the nebuliser solutions before using them
with Saline Steri-Neb.

Like all medicines, the medicine you breathe in
with Saline Steri-Neb could cause some side
effects, although not everybody gets them. The
leaflet that comes with that medicine will give
you more information on this.
Tell your doctor if you notice any side effects.

B

2. Before you use Saline Steri-Neb
Do NOT use Saline Steri-Neb if you:
are allergic (hypersensitive) to sodium
chloride or any of the other ingredients of
this medicine.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking or have recently taken any other
medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, planning to become
pregnant or breast-feeding, ask your doctor for
advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Saline Steri-Neb is not expected to affect your
ability to drive or operate machinery.

5. How to store Saline Steri-Neb
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3. How to use Saline Steri-Neb

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Saline Steri-Neb 0.9% w/v

If any of the side
effects get serious, or
if you notice any side
effects not listed in
this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or
pharmacist.

instructions
Remove a Steri-Neb from the labelled strip
by twisting and pulling (diagram A)
G Hold the Steri-Neb upright and twist off the
cap (diagram B)
G

Always use Saline Steri-Neb exactly as your
doctor has told you. You should check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
You must only use Saline Steri-Neb in a
nebuliser. Do not swallow the solution or use it
in injections.
Read the manufacturer's instructions and make
sure you know how to use the nebuliser before
you take your medicine.
G Prepare your nebuliser for use according to
the manufacturer's instructions
G Empty the solution that needs diluting into
the nebuliser following the manufacturer's

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Squeeze the contents into the reservoir of
your nebuliser (diagram C)
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Following the manufacturer's instructions, use
your nebuliser
G After you have used your nebuliser, throw
away any solution that is left in the
reservoir
G Clean your nebuliser thoroughly.
Adults, children and the elderly
Follow your doctor's instructions when you are
diluting nebuliser solutions.
Mix up a fresh batch of the solution before
each dose and use as directed by your doctor.
If you use more Saline Steri-Neb than you
should
If you (or someone else) swallow any of the
solution, or if you think a child has swallowed
any of the solution, contact your nearest
hospital casualty department or your doctor
immediately. Please take this leaflet, any
remaining solution, and the container with you
to the hospital or doctor so that they know
which solution has been consumed.
G

Keep out of the reach and sight of
children.
G Do not store above 25˚C. Do not refrigerate
or freeze.
G For single use only.
Discard any unused portion.
G Do not use Saline Steri-Neb after the expiry
date which is stated on the carton and on
each Steri-Neb unit after EXP.
The expiry date refers to the last day of the
month.
G Do not use Saline Steri-Neb if you notice the
solution is cloudy.
G Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
G

6. Further information
What Saline Steri-Neb contains:
Each Saline Steri-Neb contains 2.5ml of a
0.9% w/v solution of sodium chloride. The
other ingredient is water for injections.
What Saline Steri-Neb looks like and
contents of the pack:
G A unit dose blow moulded hermetically
sealed 3 ml ampoule containing 2.5 ml of a
clear, colourless aqueous solution.
G Strips of 5 Steri-Nebs are packed into foil
laminate pouches, which in turn are packed
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Company responsible for manufacture:
IVAX Pharmaceuticals UK,
Aston Lane North,
Whitehouse Vale Industrial Estate,
Preston Brook, Runcorn,
Cheshire, WA7 3FA,
United Kingdom
This leaflet was last revised: May 2014
PL 00530/0691
'Steri-Neb' is a trademark

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Saline Steri-Neb 0.9% w/v

Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation holder:
Norton Healthcare Ltd T/A
IVAX Pharmaceuticals UK,
Ridings Point,
Whistler Drive,
Castleford,
West Yorkshire,
WF10 5HX, United Kingdom.

Nebuliser Solution
Sodium Chloride

Package Leaflet: Information for the User

into boxes containing 20 and 100 (Steri-Nebs)
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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