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STERILISED WATER FOR INJECTIONS

Active substance(s): WATER FOR INJECTIONS

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Patient Information Leaflet
Sterile water for injections
Important information about your medicine
►Your doctor or nurse will give you the injection
►If this injection causes you any problems talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist
►Please tell your doctor or pharmacist, if you have any other medical conditions or have an allergy to
any of the ingredients of this medicine
►Please tell your doctor or pharmacist, if you are taking any other medicines
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine. In some circumstances
this may not be possible and this leaflet will be kept in a safe place should you wish to read it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
• If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor or your pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you personally and you should not pass it on to others.
It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
Where to find information in this leaflet
1. What Sterile water for injections is and what it is used for
2. Before you are given Sterile water for injections
3. How to use Sterile water for injections
4. Possible side effects
5. Storing Sterile water for injections
6. Further information
1. What Sterile water for injections is and what it is used for
Sterile water for injections contains water that has been very carefully cleaned and purified so there are
no chemicals, bacteria or moulds in it.
It is used to:
• dissolve and dilute other medicines so that they can be given into your blood stream as an intravenous
injection (into the vein).
2. Before you are given Sterile water for injections
You should NOT be given Sterile water for injections if you:
• are sensitive or allergic to Sterile water for injections.
Using other medicines:
Please tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy or breast feeding:
Please tell your doctor or nurse before being given this injection if you are pregnant or
breast feeding. The doctor will then decide if the injection is suitable for you.
Driving and using machines:
You should not drive or use machinery if you are affected by the administration of Sterile water for
injections.
3. How to use Sterile water for injections
Your nurse or doctor will give you the injection.
Your doctor will decide the correct dosage for you and how and when the injection will be
given.
Since the injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse, it is unlikely that you will be given too
much. If you think you have been given too much, you must tell the person giving you the injection.
4. Possible side effects
Water is a natural substance in the body and so is unlikely to cause any unwanted effects.

However, If you think this injection is causing you any problems, or you are at all worried, talk to your
doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse: This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.
5. Storing Sterile water for injections
Your injection will be stored at less than 25°C and protected from light. The nurse or doctor will
check that the injection is not past its expiry date before giving you the injection.
6. Further information
What Sterile water for injections contains:
Each ml contains 100% Water for Injections Ph. Eur
What Sterile water for injections looks like and contents of the pack:
Sterilised water for injections is supplied in 2, 5, 10 and 20 ml clear glass ampoules. 10 or 20 ampoules
supplied in each carton.
Not all sizes may be marketed.
The marketing authorisation number of this medicine is: PL 01502/0069
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
hameln pharmaceuticals ltd
Gloucester
United Kingdom
Manufacturer:
hameln pharmaceuticals gmbh
Langes Feld 13
31789 Hameln
Germany
For any information about this medicine, please contact the Marketing Authorisation Holder
This leaflet was last approved 02/2015

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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