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What Is The Sterile Water Used For Mixing Your HGH Injections

Sterile water for HGH injection

The sterile water for HGH injection that is used to mix or reconstitute your human growth hormone (HGH) medication is called bacteriostatic water. Bacteriostatic water for injection, USP is a hygienic, 100 percent pure, nonpyrogenic preparation of water. It contains 0.9% (9 mg/mL) of benzyl alcohol, which is added to act as a bacteriostatic preservative.

The bacteriostatic agent is a special chemical that does not kill bacteria, but it keeps it from reproducing. This is why it is used to mix the very delicate HGH lyophilized powder.

Bacteriostatic sterile water for injection for HGH will come in a specifically formulated vial of polyolefin. This material has been confirmed as being safe and sterile for holding this sterile water.

How Do You Use Sterile Water For HGH Injection

The bacteriostatic sterile water for injection for HGH will be pulled out of its vial with a sterile needle that will be placed through the rubber stopper of the vial. The needle will then be pulled out and placed into the rubber stopper of the vial of lyophilized powder (the medication).

The sterile water will be pushed gently into the vial of human growth hormone medication. The vial will need to be tilted at a 30 to 45 degree angle. This way the sterile water for the HGH injection can slide down the side wall of the vial for gentle reconstitution.

There are then two different options for making sure the bacteriostatic water and lyophilized powder are fully mixed together:

  1. Place the vial into the refrigerator for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Roll the vial very gently between your fingers to mix it. Never shake the vial rigorously.

The medication needs to be used right away or it will become destroyed. It will also become destroyed if it is shaken too harshly, exposed to heat or too much light. The substance is extremely sensitive and must be treated with the utmost of care.

Are There Side Effects From Sterile Water For HGH Injection

According to the literature, there have never been any known adverse reactions when patients use sterile water for HGH injections with 0.9% benzyl alcohol through subcutaneous (just under the skin) or intramuscular injections.  Although this sterile water is not used intravenously with HGH, it can be used safely in that manner up to 30 mL in an adult without any toxic effects occurring. If that is the case, it is certainly safe to use for subcutaneous injections.

The only time a side effect from using bacteriostatic water may occur is if the sterile water becomes contaminated with a dirty needle. If it is used to mix impure HGH lyophilized powder, this may cause an adverse reaction as well, but then again, that side effect will not be caused from the sterile water directly. Sometimes, the way the sterile water is used to reconstitute medications is not correct and this can cause problems as well. Again, this is not a problem caused directly from real, authentic bacteriostatic water.

Patients can rest assured that if they purchase sterile water for HGH injections through a reputable clinic, they will be safe when using it. If a person purchases this bacteriostatic water from any other source that is not known or considered to be trustworthy and honest, it may not be pure and side effects can occur then.

To stay safe, always use a reputable clinic for hormone replacement therapy using human growth hormone injections. In addition, always follow your prescription and the instructions given to you for mixing your medication.