What Is Bacteriostatic Water

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Bacteriostatic Water is simply sterile water containing 0.9% benzyl alcohol, and it is typically used to dissolve or dilute stronger medications. It is safe to use in injections - so safe, in fact, that it brings no harm to the body when used on a regular basis.

The benzyl alcohol in a Bacteriostatic Water vial keeps it stable and well preserved, so one vial can be used for several injections over the course of the solution's 28-day shelf life. 

Benzyl alcohol is a completely natural solution that you can typically find made by certain types of plants and fruits. It is completely safe to use and is easily recognized by the human body. 

This specific type of naturally occurring alcohol helps prevent the growth of bacteria but is not strong enough to kill that bacteria altogether. 


Why Do People Use/Inject Bacteriostatic Water for Health? 

Due to the sterile nature of the water and the low alcohol content, BacteriostaticWater can stop bacteria in the body from reproducing without killing the bacteria altogether. 

Our bodies need bacteria, and a healthy amount of bacteria in the body keeps our immune systems strong and working properly. The use of Bacteriostatic Water allows people to preserve a healthy amount of body bacteria while managing the reproduction of this bacteria, which may lead to illness. 

By mixing Bacteriostatic Water with medications, people can dilute their drugs in a safe way and ensure that all bacteria is responding properly in the body after injection.

Diluting or Dissolving Medications with Bacteriostatic Water

To dilute or dissolve your medications with Bacteriostatic Water safely, please carefully read and follow the instructions below. Also, consult with your doctor or pharmacist about any additional or unique steps that may be required with your specific medication.

  • Use an alcohol swab to clean off the rubber stoppers on both of the vials you will be using, including Bacteriostatic Water and your medication. This helps decrease the chance of needle contamination.

  • Take you syringe and pull the plunger back until you have created enough empty space in the syringe to equal the amount of medication you will be pulling from the vial.

  • Keep the vial upright and insert the needle of the syringe through the rubber stopper. Allow the needle to enter the empty space in the vial without touching the medication itself.

  • Push the plunger on the syringe to inject the air inside down into the vial.

  • Use a clean syringe and repeat the above process on your second vial.

  • Tip the vial, allowing the syringe needle to touch medication, and pull back plunger until you have withdrawn the prescribed dose of medication.

  • Remove the syringe from the vial.

  • Take syringe of medication and insert it into the other vial, repeating the previous steps for withdrawing the solution for the vial.

  • Allow both solutions to mix in the vial, and throw away all waste in appropriate receptacles. 

How to Avoid Complications?

To avoid any adverse reactions or complications, please be very careful to follow all instructions precisely as written. 

The most common way that people experience drug complications with this method of injection is by pulling the incorrect dose of their medication into the syringe. Please be sure that your measurements are exact and that you are carefully reading dosing instructions from the provider of your medications. 

Also, you will want to double check with a professional that the medications you are mixing are compatible. Otherwise, you may risk complications from injecting incompatible drugs.

Precautions to Consider Before Using Bacteriostatic Water

Always carefully read the instructions from the drug manufacturer and follow them exactly. These instruction should tell you which type of syringe or needle to use with their medications, how much of the medication is suitable for a single dose, and how to properly dissolve or dilute the medication before injecting it. 

Once the Bacteriostatic Water and your medication have been mixed together in a syringe, carefully inspect it before actually injecting it. You want to ensure that the solution remains clear and that no unexpected reaction is occurring. Do not inject the mixture if you notice any sort of discoloration or particle formation in the syringe. 

It is not recommended that Bacteriostatic Water be injected into pregnant women. Studies are not yet conclusive, and this method of injection should only be used on pregnant women in cases of emergency when no other option is available. If you are pregnant or possibly pregnant, seek other methods of medication injection. 

It is also not recommended that Bacteriostatic Water be injected into children. This method has no conclusive studies in regards to pediatric use, so it should be avoided. 

 

Avoiding Adverse Drug Interactions

Not all medications are compatible with the benzyl alcohol present in Bacteriostatic Water and may react adversely when mixed together. Discuss your exact medication and its compatibility with Bacteriostatic Water with your doctor or a pharmacist before using. 

Once your medication and the Bacteriostatic Water are mixed together in the syringe, use it promptly to avoid any drug reactions. 

Always be sure that the solution you are injecting is clear and that no discoloring or particle formation has occurred as a result of mixing your solution in the syringe. 


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