Albumin

Name: Albumin

Uses of Albumin

Albumin is used in the treatment of:

  • Ascites
  • Burns
  • Cardiac Output, Low
  • Peritonitis
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
  • Shock

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What are some other side effects of Albumin?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to albumin or any component of the formulation; severe anemia, heart failure; patients at risk of volume overload (eg, patients with renal insufficiency, severe anemia, stabilized chronic anemia, or heart failure); dilution with sterile water for injection (may cause hemolysis or acute renal failure)

Dosing Renal Impairment

There are no dosage adjustments provided in the manufacturer's labeling; use with caution.

Monitoring Parameters

Monitor electrolytes, hemoglobin/hematocrit, and urine output regularly; monitor hemodynamic parameters, blood pressure, heart rate, central venous pressure, pulmonary artery occlusion pressure.

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