Water for Injections is sterile water used to dilute or dissolve medicines.
Your doctor or nurse will only use Water for Injections to dissolve or dilute other medicines that they will give you.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can tell you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines.
If you have not told your doctor about any of these things, tell them before you are given any injection.
Water for Injections is used to make up the medicines for your treatment and is usually given into a muscle in your upper arm or buttock (intramuscularly), under the skin (subcutaneously) or directly into a vein (intravenously) by a doctor or trained nurse.
Tell your doctor or nurse if the injection makes you feel unwell.
Tell your doctor if you have fever or notice pain, bruising or swelling at the site of injection.
Ask your doctor or nurse to answer any questions that you may have.
Water for injections will be stored in the pharmacy or on the ward. The injection is kept in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25°C.
Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will safely dispose of any Water for Injections that is not used.
Water for Injections is a clear, colourless solution in a plastic ampoule or vial.
Water for Injections contains sterile water. It does not contain a preservative.
Pfizer (Perth) Pty Limited
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15 Brodie Hall Drive,
Bentley WA 6102 Australia