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Question:

Which of the following may be used in a parenteral solution?

A Sterile water for injection USP
Explaination

Sterile water for injection USP has been sterilized but has no antimicrobial agents and can be used in parenteral solutions. Purified water USP is not intended for parenteral administration and is used in the reconstitution of oral products. Water for injection USP is not sterile and cannot be used in aseptic compounding of sterile products. Sterile water for irrigation USP has been sterilized but contains no antimicrobial agents; it is used as an irrigating solution.