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Sterile Water for Injection, USP is sterile, nonpyrogenic, distilled water in a Pharmacy Bulk Package. A Pharmacy Bulk Package is a container of a sterile preparation for parenteral use that contains many single doses. The contents are intended for use in a pharmacy admixture program and are restricted to the preparation of admixtures for intravenous infusion. No antimicrobial or other substance has been added. pH 5.5 (5.0 to 7.0). Osmolarity O mOsmol/L (calc.).The VIAFLEX plastic container is fabricated from a specially formulated polyvinyl chloride (PL 146 Plastic). Exposure to temperatures above 25°C/77°F during transport and storage will lead to minor losses in moisture content. Higher temperatures lead to greater losses. It is unlikely that these minor losses will lead to clinically significant changes within the expiration period. The amount of water that can permeate from inside the container into the overwrap is insufficient to affect the solution significantly. Solutions in contact with the plastic container may leach out certain chemical components from the plastic in very small amounts; however, biological testing was supportive of the safety of the plastic container materials.
Sterile Water for Injection, USP is used for fluid replacement only after suitable admixing to approximate isotonicity.
Indications And Usage
Sterile Water for Injection, USP is indicated in the aseptic preparation of parenteral admixtures.
Sterile Water for Injection, USP is a hemolytic agent due to its hypotonicity. Therefore, it is contraindicated for intravenous administration without admixing.
This solution is for compounding only, not for direct infusion. Hemolysis may occur following infusion of Sterile Water for Injection, USP. Hemoglobin induced renal failure has been reported following hemolysis.WARNING: This product contains aluminum that may be toxic. Aluminum may reach toxic levels with prolonged parenteral administration if kidney function is impaired. Premature neonates are particularly at risk because their kidneys are immature, and they require large amounts of calcium and phosphate solutions, which contain aluminum.Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates, who receive parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 µg/kg/day accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration.
Do not use unless solution is clear and seal is intact.Drug product contains no more than 25 µg/L of aluminum.
Safety and effectiveness have been established in pediatric patients. However, in neonates or very small infants the volume of fluid may affect fluid and electrolyte balance.
The administration of a suitable admixture of prescribed drugs may be associated with adverse reactions because of the solution or the technique of administration including febrile response, infection at the site of injection, venous thrombosis or phlebitis extending from the site of injection, extravasation and hypervolemia. If an adverse reaction does occur, discontinue the infusion, evaluate the patient, institute appropriate therapeutic countermeasures and save the remainder of the fluid for examination if deemed necessary.
Dosage And Administration
Following suitable admixture of prescribed drugs, the dosage is usually dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of the patient as well as laboratory determinations. See directions accompanying drugs.Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration whenever solution and container permit. Use of a final filter is recommended during administration of all parenteral solutions where possible.Sterile Water for Injection, USP in the Pharmacy Bulk Package is intended for use in the preparation of sterile, intravenous admixtures. Additives may be incompatible with the fluid withdrawn from this container. Complete information is not available. Those additives known to be incompatible should not be used. Consult with pharmacist, if available. When compounding admixtures, use aseptic technique. Mix thoroughly. Do not store any unused portion of Sterile Water for Injection, USP.
Tear overwrap down side at slit and remove solution container. Visually inspect the container. If the outlet port protector is damaged, detached, or not present, discard container as solution path sterility may be impaired. Some opacity of the plastic due to moisture absorption during the sterilization process may be observed. This is normal and does not affect the solution quality or safety. The opacity will diminish gradually. Check for minute leaks by squeezing inner bag firmly, if leaks are found, discard solution as sterility may be impaired.For compounding only, not for direct infusion.
Preparation For Admixing
- 1.The Pharmacy Bulk Package is to be used only in a suitable work area such as a laminar flow hood (or an equivalent clean air compounding area).2.Suspend container from eyelet support.3.Remove plastic protector from outlet port at bottom of container.4.Attach solution transfer set. Refer to complete directions accompanying set.Note: The closure shall be penetrated only one time with a suitable sterile transfer device or dispensing set which allows measured dispensing of the contents.5.VIAFLEX containers should not be written on directly since ink migration has not been investigated. Affix accompanying label for date and time of entry.6.Once container closure has been penetrated, withdrawal of contents should be completed without delay. After initial entry, maintain contents at room temperature (25°C/77°F) and dispense within 4 hours.
Sterile Water for Injection, USP is supplied in a VIAFLEX plastic Pharmacy Bulk Package container as follows:2000 mL2B0306NDC 0338-0013-063000 mL2B0307NDC 0338-0013-085000 mL2B0309NDC 0338-0013-29Exposure of pharmaceutical products to heat should be minimized. Avoid excessive heat. It is recommended the product be stored at room temperature (25°C/77°F).Baxter Healthcare CorporationDeerfield, IL 60015 USAPrinted in USABaxter, Viaflex, and PL 146 are trademarks of Baxter International Inc. 07 19 73 676Rev. September 2014Distributed in Canada by Baxter CorporationMississauga, ON L5N 0C2
Package Label - Principle Display Panel
Container Label Container Label LOT EXP2B0306 2000 mLNDC 0338-0013-06 DIN 02014882Sterile WaterFor Injection USPPharmacy Bulk PackageNot For Direct InfusionRx OnlyNO ANTIMICROBIAL OR OTHER SUBSTANCE HAS BEEN ADDEDpH 5.5 (5.0 TO 7.0) OSMOLARITY 0 mOsmol/L (CALC)STERILE NONPYROGENICCONTAINS NO MORE THAN 25 μg/L OF ALUMINUMADDITIVES MAY BE INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE FLUIDWITHDRAWN FROM THIS CONTAINER CONSULT WITHPHARMACIST IF AVAILABLE WHEN COMPOUNDINGADMIXTURES USE ASEPTIC TECHNIQUEMIX THOROUGHLY DO NOT STOREDOSAGE ADMIX FOR INTRAVENOUS ADMINISTRATIONAS DIRECTED BY A PHYSICIAN SEE ACCOMPANYINGDIRECTIONS FOR USE ONCE CONTAINER CLOSUREHAS BEEN PENETRATED WITHDRAWAL OFCONTENTS SHOULD BE COMPLETED WITHOUTDELAY AFFIX ACCOMPANYING LABEL FOR DATE AND TIME OF ENTRY DISPENSE CONTENTS WITHIN 4 HOURS AFTER INITIAL ENTRYCAUTIONS SQUEEZE AND INSPECT INNER BAG WHICHMAINTAINS PRODUCT STERILITY DISCARD IF LEAKS ARE FOUND DO NOT USE UNLESS SOLUTION IS CLEAR AND SEAL IS INTACTSTORE UNIT IN MOISTURE BARRIER OVERWRAP AT ROOM TEMPERATURE (25°C/77°F) UNTIL READY TO USE AVOID EXCESSIVE HEAT SEE INSERTVIAFLEX CONTAINER PL 146 PLASTICBaxter logoBAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATIONDEERFIELD IL 60015 USA MADE IN USADISTRIBUTED IN CANADA BYBAXTER CORPORATIONMISSISSAUGA ON L5N 0C2BAXTER PL 146 AND VIAFLEX ARE TRADEMARKS OF BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC1800160014001200100080060040020007-25-69-275/07-25-34-056Carton Label Carton Label 2B0306 6 - 2000 MLVIAFLEX CONTAINERSTERILE WATER FOR INJECTION, USP FOR DRUG DILUENT USE ONLYEXPXXXXXSECONDARY BAR CODE(17) YYMM00 (10) XXXXXLOTXXXXXPRIMARY BAR CODE(01) 50303380013062
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