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SALINE STERI-NEB 0.9% W/V NEBULISER SOLUTION

Active substance(s): SODIUM CHLORIDE

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In this leaflet
Read all of this leaflet
carefully before you
start using this
medicine.

If you have any further
questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.

Package Leaflet: Information for the User

2.5ml

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.

Nebuliser Solution
Sodium Chloride

Saline Steri-Neb 0.9% w/v

Keep this leaflet. You
may need to read it
again.

If any of the side effects
gets serious, or you
notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor
or pharmacist.
The name of your
medicine is Saline SteriNeb 0.9% w/v Nebuliser
Solution, but will be
referred to as Saline
Steri-Neb throughout
this leaflet.

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

3. How to use Saline Steri-Neb
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 manufacturers' instructions and make
sure you know how to use the nebuliser before you
take your medicine.
• Prepare your nebuliser for use according to the
manufacturers' instructions
• Empty the solution that needs diluting into the
nebuliser following the manufacturers'
instructions
• Remove a Steri-Neb from the labelled strip by
twisting and pulling (diagram A)
• Hold the Steri-Neb upright and twist off the cap
(diagram 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 in this medicine.

A

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.

B

• Squeeze the contents into the reservoir of your
nebuliser (diagram C)

C

• Following the manufacturers' instructions, use
your nebuliser
• After you have used your nebuliser, throw away
any solution that is left in the reservoir
• Clean your nebuliser thoroughly.
Adults, children and the elderly
Follow your doctors' 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.
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.

• Keep out of the sight and reach of children
• Do not store above 25°C. Do not refrigerate or
freeze.
• For single use only. Discard any unused portion.
• 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.
• Do not use Saline Steri-Neb if you notice the
solution is cloudy.
• 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.

Saline Steri-Neb is made by:
IVAX Pharmaceuticals UK,
Aston Lane North,
Whitehouse Vale Industrial Estate,
Preston Brook,
Runcorn,
Cheshire, WA7 3FA, UK,
and procured from the EU by the product licence
holder:
Mr RJ Mills and Mrs J Mills,
t/a Millsdale Pharmaceuticals,
The Warehouse,
John Street,
Warrington,
Cheshire, WA2 7UB, UK.
PL 08811/0037

POM

This leaflet was prepared 1st August 2016.
'Steri-Neb is a trademark.

Saline Steri-Neb 0.9% w/v

5. How to store Saline Steri-Neb

What Saline Steri-Neb looks like and contents
of the pack:
• A unit dose blow moulded hermetically sealed
low density polyethylene ampoule containing
2.5ml of solution. strips of ten ampoules are
overwrapped in an aluminium laminate foil
pack. Saline Nebuliser Solution is available in
boxes containing 20 ampoules.

2.5ml

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.

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.

Nebuliser Solution
Sodium Chloride

4. Possible side effects

6. Further information

Package Leaflet: Information for the User

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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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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