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Who should not use water for injection?

Sterile water for injection contains aluminum, which can harm the body in large amounts. Premature infants and people with kidney problems are most at risk for complications due to excessive aluminum because they cannot process it. Increased amounts of aluminum in the body have been associated with toxicity of the skeletal or nervous systems. Ask your doctor if intravenous treatment is right for you.

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