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Sterile Water

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/11/2018
Sterile Water Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 1/11/2018

Sterile water for irrigation is indicated for use as an irrigant. Sterile water for irrigation is available in generic form. Common side effects include:

The volume and/or rate of irrigation of sterile water depend on the type of the procedure and the capacity or the surface area of the structure to be irrigated. Sterile water is not expected to interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using sterile water. Appropriate administration of sterile water for irrigation is not expected to cause adverse developmental outcomes. Appropriate administration of sterile water for irrigation is not expected to cause harm to a breastfed infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Sterile Water for Irrigation Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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The following adverse reactions have been identified during post approval use of Sterile Water for Irrigation. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

Metabolism and Nutrition disorders: Hyponatremia, fluid overload, fluid absorption, electrolyte imbalance

Nervous System Disorders: Cerebral edema

General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions: Burning sensation (with irrigation of eyes and skin wounds)

Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders: Rhabdomyolysis (myoglobinuria)

Renal and Urinary Disorders: Renal failure

Other Adverse reactions which may occur in association with absorption of water for irrigation include:

Blood and Lymphatic System Disorders: Hemolysis (hemoglobinemia, hemoglobinuria)

Metabolism and Nutrition Disorders: Hypervolemia, hypoosmolality, hyperkalemia, acid/base balance disorder

Nervous System Disorders: Encephalopathy (seizure, loss of vision, lethargy, disorientation, irritability, vomiting, nausea, headache)

Cardiac Disorders: Cardiac arrest, cardiac failure, bradycardia, electrocardiogram abnormal

Vascular Disorders: Hypertension, postoperative hypotension

Respiratory, Thoracic and Mediastinal Disorders: Respiratory arrest, respiratory failure, pulmonary edema

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Sterile Water (Sterile Water)


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