Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
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.
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.
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:
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Sterile Water (Sterile Water)