albumin-injection, Albumin, Albuminar, Buminate, Plasbumin
GENERIC NAME: ALBUMIN - INJECTION (al-BYOU-min)
BRAND NAME(S): Albumin, Albuminar, Buminate, Plasbumin
USES: Albumin is the protein portion of the blood. It is important in maintaining blood volume. It is used in the treatment of shock, burns or low blood protein to temporarily correct or prevent a blood volume deficiency.
HOW TO USE: This medication is administered by injection into a vein. The dose and frequency of use of this medication will be determined by your condition and response to therapy. Follow your doctor's instructions closely and be sure to ask any questions you may have about this therapy.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication is generally well tolerated. However, allergic reactions have been reported. Discontinue use and notify your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms while taking this medication: fever, chills, flushing, hives, skin rash, itching, headache, nausea, breathing difficulty, rapid heart rate. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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