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STERILE WATER FOR IRRIGATION

Active substance(s): WATER FOR INJECTIONS

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CLINISOL

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Sterile, non pyrogenic solutions for Irrigation
Visual Inspection
1

Ensure that the irrigation fluid complies with the written prescription.

2

If ANY fluid is present inside the overwrap, regard the integrity of the pack as suspect and discard the solution.

3

Visually examine the fluid which should be clear and free from particles. If any particles are present, regard the
integrity of the pack as suspect and discard the solution.

4

Read all precautionary notes and check the expiry date.

Pack Preparation
1

Remove the pack from the protective overwrap by tearing downwards from the slit.

2

Carefully straighten hanger and ports if necessary.

3

The sterile giving port is protected by a removable section of the blue port plug. To
remove this protector, twist off the top section while holding the bottom section.

4

Insert the urology giving set fully to produce a leak proof connection and suspend
the pack from the irrigation stand.

5

Prime and regulate the urology giving set in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions. If the urology giving set becomes blocked do not pump contents back
into pack but replace equipment.

6

An air inlet is not required.

7

Discard all packs and equipment after use. Do not store partly used packs.

Addition of Drugs
1

This pack has an additive port with a self-sealing septum designed for the addition of drugs using a syringe and needle, or
drug transfer device. This is the only site for adding drugs.

2

Where possible, ready made solutions should be used.

3

Check the drug/solution compatibility.

4

Drugs should only be added immediately prior to use and strict aseptic technique employed throughout the procedure.

5

Do not add drugs until the hanger and ports have been straightened and the visual inspection completed.

6

This presentation is latex free.

Product Codes
Sodium Chloride 0.9% w/v
Sterile Water
Glycine
1.5% w/v

For Irrigation 3000ml(GR020) 1000ml(GR061)
For Irrigation 3000ml(GR010) 1000ml(GR051)
For Irrigation 3000ml(GR040)

CLINISOL

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
STERILE WATER FOR IRRIGATION
(WATER FOR INJECTIONS BP)

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
taking 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 gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

If you are given more Sterile water than you should
It is very unlikely that you will be given too much,
as your doctor will know the correct amount to
use. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.
However, there is a possibility of fluid absorptionif this happens red blood cells may burst and
kidney damage may occur. Your doctor will know
what to do in this situation.

The name of your medicine is Sterile Water for
Irrigation, which will be referred to as Sterile
water throughout this leaflet.

If you notice any side effects, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1. What Sterile water is and what it is used for
2. Before you are given Sterile water
3. How you are given Sterile water
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Sterile water
6. Further information

5. HOW TO STORE STERILE WATER

1. WHAT STERILE WATER IS AND WHAT
IT IS USED FOR
Sterile water is a sterile irrigation (washing)
fluid. Your doctor has prescribed Sterile water to
irrigate wounds and cavities. Sterile water may
also be used to dilute antiseptic solutions.

2. BEFORE YOU ARE GIVEN STERILE
WATER
Sterile water should not be infused into a vein.
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
Please tell your doctor if you are pregnant, think
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Sterile water has no effect on driving or using
machines.

3. HOW YOU ARE GIVEN STERILE WATER
Sterile water is used to irrigate wounds and cavities
as needed in adults, children and the elderly.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Your doctor and hospital pharmacist are
responsible for the correct storage, use and
disposal of Sterile water.
Sterile water should be stored between 5°C and
25°C.
Do not use after the expiry date.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Sterile water contains:
Water for Injections BP100.00% v/v
What Sterile water looks like and contents of
the pack.
Sterile water comes in a PVC bags in the following sizes:
Pack Sizes: 3000 ml, 1000 ml, 500 ml, 150 ml and
100 ml
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer:
Gambro Northern Ireland Limited
T/A Ivex Pharmaceuticals
Old Belfast Road
Millbrook
Larne
Northern Ireland
BT40 2SH
United Kingdom
For any information about this medicinal
product, please contact the Marketing
Authorisation Holder:
This leaflet was last approved in May 2008

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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