Alburx human

Name: Alburx human

What is Alburx (albumin human)?

Albumin is a protein produced by the liver that circulates in plasma (the clear liquid portion of your blood). Medicinal albumin is made of plasma proteins from human blood. This medicine works by increasing plasma volume or levels of albumin in the blood.

Albumin is used to replace blood volume loss resulting from trauma such as a severe burns or an injury that causes blood loss. This medicine is also used to treat low albumin levels caused by surgery, dialysis, abdominal infections, liver failure, pancreatitis, respiratory distress, bypass surgery, ovarian problems caused by fertility drugs, and other many other conditions.

Albumin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Alburx (albumin human)?

You should not receive albumin if you have severe anemia (lack of red blood cells), or severe heart failure.

What happens if I overdose?

Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.

Alburx (albumin human) side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; cough, difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregiver right away if you have:

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;

  • weak or shallow breathing;

  • throbbing headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears;

  • anxiety, confusion, sweating, pale skin; or

  • severe shortness of breath, wheezing, gasping for breath, cough with foamy mucus, chest pain, and fast or uneven heart rate.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting;

  • fever, chills;

  • fast heart rate;

  • mild rash; or

  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

For the Consumer

Applies to albumin human: parenteral injection

Side effects include:

Anaphylactoid reactions, fever, chills, rash, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, hypotension.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to albumin human: intravenous solution

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included urticaria, skin rash, pruritus, edema, and erythema.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache, chills, and febrile reactions.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included hypotension.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting and increased salivation.[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included bronchospasm.[Ref]

Some side effects of Alburx may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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