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It is used for burns, hypoproteinaemia, shock.

How it works

Human albumin increases intravascular oncotic pressure and causes movement of fluids from interstitial into intravascular space. Solutions containing 5% human albumin are usually used in hypovolemic patients, whereas more concentrated 25% solutions are recommended in patients in whom fluid and sodium intake must be minimised e.g. patients with hypoproteinaemia or cerebral oedema or in paediatric patients.

Common side effects

Edema, Decreased blood pressure, Transmission of infectious agent, Volume overload


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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)