What Is Bacteriostatic Water Used For?

Bacteriostatic water is a solution used for medication purpose, with 0.9 benzyl alcohol it is vastly used for diluting or dissolving medicines use in the form of injections.

Bacteriostatic Water Benefits:
1) It can be used for mixing with powdered medication that requires to be injected into a patient’s body, used to balance and achieve the required dose for the patient.


But many common confusion arises, like is it okay to use sterile water instead of bacteriostatic water?

The answer is, Sterile water does not have the ability to immune anyone against bacteria like bacteriostatic water can.


2) Bacteriostatic water can also be used to mix with other liquid medicines as some medicines need dilution to provide the patient with a specific dose, meaning not only eliminating the bacterias but also not letting them harm the patient’s body.


Despite it playing a vital role in pharmaceutical usage, it does have its side effects, such as swelling of the face, allergies, drastic change in blood pressure, etc.


Note: Bacteriostatic water has an expiration deadline. Constant usage and exposure of the solution can lead to the presence of benzyl alcohol losing its effectiveness. Hence, it should be used within 28 days after exposure.

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