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SODIUM CHLORIDE 0.9% W/V NEBULISER SOLUTION

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Saline Steri-Neb® 0.9% w/v Nebuliser Solution
Sodium Chloride 0.9% w/v Nebuliser Solution
(sodium chloride)
Your medicine is known by one of the above names, but will be referred to as
Saline Steri-Neb throughout this:
Patient Information Leaflet

3) How to use Saline Steri-Neb

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.
 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.

You must only use Saline Steri-Neb in a nebuliser. Do not swallow the
solution or use it in injections.

In 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

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.

Read the manufacturer's instructions and make sure you know how to use
the nebuliser before you take your medicine.





Prepare your nebuliser for use according to the manufacturer's
instructions
Empty the solution that needs diluting into the nebuliser following the
manufacturer's 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)

A

B

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.

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.

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

C

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.




Following the manufacturer's 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 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.
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.

4) Possible side effects
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.

5) How to store Saline Steri-Neb
 Keep all medicines 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 printed on the carton and
on each Steri-Neb unit after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.
 Do not use Saline Steri-Neb if you notice the solution is cloudy.
 If the solution becomes discoloured or shows any other signs of
deterioration, you should seek the advice of your pharmacist who will tell
you what to do.
 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.

6) Further information
What Saline Steri-Neb contains:
 Each Steri-Neb Nebuliser Solution (2.5ml) contains sodium chloride 0.9%
w/v in water for injections.
 The other ingredient is water for injections.
What Saline Steri-Neb looks like and contents of the pack


A unit dose blow moulded hermetically sealed plastic 3 ml ampoule
containing 2.5 ml of a clear, colourless aqueous solution.



The packs contain 20 ampoules.

PL 10383/2066

Saline Steri-Neb® 0.9% w/v
Nebuliser Solution / Sodium
Chloride 0.9% w/v Nebuliser
Solution

POM

Who makes and repackages your medicine
Your medicine is manufactured by IVAX Pharmaceuticals UK, Aston Lane
North, Whitehouse Vale Industrial Estate, Preston Brook, Runcorn, Cheshire,
WA7 3FA, UK. Procured from within the EU and repackaged by Product
Licence Holder: Primecrown Ltd, 4/5 Northolt Trading Estate, Belvue Road,
Northolt, Middlesex, UB5 5QS.
Leaflet date: 26.04.2013
®

Saline Steri-Neb is a registered trademark of Norton Healthcare Limited, UK.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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