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Bacteriostatic Water for Injection

WATERMED (Bacteriostatic Water For Injections) is a sterile, nonpyrogenic preparation of water for injection containing 0.9% (9 mg/mL) of benzyl alcohol added as a bacteriostatic preservative. The drug is supplied in a multiple-dose container from which repeated withdrawals may be made to dilute or dissolve drugs for injection.

WATERMED (Bacteriostatic Water For Injections) is a sterile solution designed solely to be used with drugs that require dilution or must be dissolved in an aqueous vehicle before injection. This compound is indicated only for diluting or dissolving drugs for intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous injection, according to instructions from the manufacturer of the drug to be administered.

Bacteriostatic Water For Injection Side Effects

The same as any other medicine, WATERMED (Bacteriostatic Water For Injections) may cause side effects. Although many people don't experience them or have some minor side effects, there is still a risk of them to occur. When used in small doses, WATERMED (Bacteriostatic Water For Injections) has no common side effects. Consult your doctor if any of these severe side effects occur especially if they do not go away:

  • Severe allergic reactions: fever; redness, swelling, or tenderness at the injection site;
  • Febrile response;
  • Infection at the site of injection;
  • Venous thrombosis;
  • Extravasation;
  • Hypervolemia.

Who should not take Bacteriostatic Water For Injection?

Bacteriostatic Water is not recommended for use in infants younger than 4 weeks of age. Some medical conditions may interact with WATERMED (Bacteriostatic Water For Injections). Although no specific interactions with Bacteriostatic Water are known, you should inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, such as:

- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding;
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine;
- if you are taking any herbal preparation or dietary supplement;
- if you have an upcoming surgery;
- if you have any allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.

Also, before using WATERMED (Bacteriostatic Water For Injections), you need to tell your doctor about your current list of medications, and vitamins, herbal supplements you are taking.

That is necessary to do, as some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. That is important to take WATERMED (Bacteriostatic Water For Injections) exactly as directed by your doctor. Dosage is individual in every case and is based on your condition. Immediately inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Special attention should be paid in case of:

  • risk of hemolysis;
  • to patients with impaired kidney function;
  • premature neonates;
  • risk of pulmonary edema.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if WATERMED (Bacteriostatic Water For Injections) may interact with other medicines that you are already taking. Consult with your doctor before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How To Store Bacteriostatic Water For Injection

WATERMED (Bacteriostatic Water For Injections) should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze this medicine unless required by package insert. Keep it away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into the drainage, as this may contaminate the environment.