Water For Injection Bp
Please read this leaflet carefully before you are given your injection.
It contains important information.
Steri-Amp Water for Injections bp 5ml,10ml and 20ml
If you are not sure about anything, or you want to know more, ask your doctor or a pharmacist.
What is in your injection?
Your injection is called Steri-Amp Water For Injections BP.
Each ampoule contains 5ml, 10ml or 20ml of Water For Injections BP.
Who makes your injection?
Your injection is made by: IVAX Pharmaceuticals UK, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 3FA, UK.
The marketing authorisation holder is IVAX Pharmaceuticals UK, Albert Basin, Royal Docks, London E16 2QJ, UK.
What your injection is for?
Steri-Amp Water For Injections BP is used to dilute other drugs before they are given to you.
Before you are given your injection
Please tell your doctor before you are given your injection if you have had problems after taking injections in the past.
How your injection will be given
You will be given your injection according to the doctors instructions.
After been given your injection
If you notice any changes in the way you feel immediately after been given your injection, tell your doctor straight away.
Looking after your injection
Your injection will have been kept under the correct storage conditions in the pharmacy.
Steri-Amp Water for Injections BP is a sterile pyrogen-free preparation containing Water for Injections prepared to British Pharmacopoeial standards. The preparation is a clear fluid supplied in disposable, sealed, blow moulded, semi-rigid containers made from polyethylene. The Steri-Amp is terminally sterilised.
Steri-Amp Water for Injections BP is used in the preparation or dilution of small volume injections.
Dosage and Administration
Adults (including the elderly) and children: According to the instructions of the physician
Contra-Indications, Warnings, etc
Precautions: Do not use unless the product is clear, or if there is any evidence of leaking prior to breaking the seal. Check for leaks by squeezing the Steri-Amp before use.
Recommended storage conditions: Steri-Amp Water for Injections BP should not be stored above 25°C. Do not refrigerate.
The shelf life of the unopened preparation is 3 years.
Discard any surplus.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children
Cartons of: 20 x 5ml 20 x 10ml 20 x 20ml
1 Separate a Steri-Amp from a strip by holding firmly at the head and tearing swiftly downwards (Figure 1).
2 Before opening the Steri-Amp, shake excess fluid out of the head as though shaking a thermometer (Figure 2).
5 Hold the syringe in one hand and with the index finger of that hand flex the Steri-Amp slightly upwards, draw up contents SLOWLY to avoid excess air uptake. Dispose of Steri-Amp and any unused contents immediately.
You do not need to use a 'sharps' bin for Steri-Amp disposal (figure 5).
Steri-Amp is a trademark. This leaflet was revised in September 2004.
3 To open, hold body of Steri-Amp firmly and twist off head in direction indicated by arrow (Figure 3).
4 Dock syringe luer with Steri-Amp and push firmly home (Figure 4).