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Albumin 20% Injection


Overview

Introduction

Albumin 20% Injection is used to treat blood volume loss. It works by replacing the body fluids lost due to excessive trauma, bleeding, surgery, or kidney dialysis. Thus, it is helpful in treating low blood albumin levels.

Albumin 20% Injection injection must be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. You should not take it if you have any known allergy from this injection. Before taking it, inform the doctor you are suffering from any severe heart disease.

Your doctor may check your blood pressure and ask you to get regular blood tests done while you are using this injection. The most common side effects include flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck, and trunk), nausea and fever.

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or suffering from kidney diseases as a dose adjustment may be required. This injection is safe to use in patients suffering from liver diseases.

Uses of Albumin Injection

Side effects of Albumin Injection

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Hives
  • Tachycardia

How to use Albumin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Albumin Injection works

Albumin 20% Injection contains human albumin, a natural protein in blood. It works by replacing the blood or body fluids lost due to excessive bleeding, surgery, or kidney dialysis.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Albumin 20% Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Albumin 20% Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Albumin 20% Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Albumin 20% Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Albumin 20% Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Albumin 20% Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Albumin 20% Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Albumin 20% Injection is recommended.

What if you forget to take Albumin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Albumin 20% Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • It is given as an injection into veins under the supervision of a medical professional.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you experience a skin rash, itching, breathing difficulties, swelling of face and changes in heartbeat while using this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you have history of severe anemia (lack of red blood cells), or severe heart failure.

Patient Concerns

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How does this injection work for a nephrotic syndrome patient?
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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Have a nephrotic syndrome, its been a month, advised steriods. However, after one dose , I puked last night more than 20 times . Revisited dr. Today said there is some abdominal infection. Urine excrets protein as well. Done kidney biopsy and got minimal change disease. Dr. Prescribed today Rifagut, econorm, Dtotin -A , pantocid in morning empty stomach and zofer if feel like vomiting. Don't understand if there is any infection in abdomin now or not. Not been able to attach front side as not giving an option. However, medicines prescription written at the back only. Front side has bp, weight, explaination mentioned by the dr. Of nephrotic syndrome , diertary changes etc. Please help.Have done today electrolyte and Lf*Have done today electrolyte and LFT tests too.Only total protiens and AG ratio is less than actual what is mentioned as per standard slab.And in electrolyte test wbc is 15,500 and platelets are 4,50,000 which are greater than thebactual**And in electrolyte test wbc is 15,500 and platelets are 4,50,000 which are greater than the actual standard slab.Please help what needs to be done futher as dr. Said if your stomach condition doesn't good in next 5 days , take some second opionion about it. However, for nephrotic syndrome steriods is the only way to diagnose and get cured from it.Please respond asap. Will be so thankful.
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Sexologist
U need to consult nephrologist
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References
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