Sterile Water for Injection 20ml Hospira


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Hospira Sterile Water 20ml x 1 QTY

Hospira Sterile Water for Injection is a sterile, non-pyrogenic, distilled water in a single-dose vial used for intravenous administration after addition of a suitable solute. It may also be used as a dispensing container for diluent use. No antimicrobial or other substance has been added. The pH is 5.5 (5.0 to 7.0). The osmolarity is 0.

This preparation is designed solely for parenteral use only after addition to drugs that require dilution or must be dissolved in an aqueous vehicle prior to injection.

Sterile Water for Injection contains no bacteriostatic, antimicrobial agent or added buffer and is supplied only in single dose containers to dilute or dissolve drugs for injection.  For IV injection, add sufficient amount to a solute to make an approximately isotonic solution. pH 5.0 to 7.0.

Water for Injection, is chemically designated H2O.


What is the purpose of sterile water for injection?

It is sterile, hypotonic, nonpyrogenic, and contains no bacteriostatic or antimicrobial agents. Sterile Water for Injection USP is a diluent or solvent suitable for intravascular injection after first having been made approximately isotonic by the addition of suitable solute.

What is the difference between Sterile Water and Bacteriostatic Water?

Bacteriostatic water for injection has an extra preservative agent added into the water called benzyl alcohol (BnOH). Benzyl alcohol is a colorless liquid that has low toxicity, and low vapor pressure. Sterile Water for injection is a single-dose sterile water that does not contain any bacteriostatic, antimicrobial agents, and added buffers.

Storage: Store at 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit).

Consult the manufacturer's instructions for choice of vehicle, appropriate dilution or volume for dissolving the drugs to be injected, including the route and rate of injection.

Warnings

Do not use for intravenous injection unless adjusted to approximate isotonicity with a suitable solute.