amino acids/electrolytes/glycerin - injection, Procalamine
GENERIC NAME: AMINO ACIDS/ELECTROLYTES/GLYCERIN - INJECTION (a-MEE-noe AS-idz/ee-LEC-troe-lytes/GLIS-er-in)
BRAND NAME(S): Procalamine
USES: This medication is used to help maintain and improve the balance of body protein in patients who require a nutritional supplement for a short period of time. This product provides the body with amino acids as a protein source, essential minerals, and glycerin for energy.
HOW TO USE: Give this medication through a vein (intravenous-IV) as directed by a healthcare professional. You should infuse this medication by using an infusion pump at the prescribed rate. If irritation occurs at the IV site, you may use an in-line IV filter. Before starting this medication, learn all the preparation and usage instructions. If you have any questions, consult your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.Before using this product, check it visually for particles or discoloration. Do not use it if the solution is not clear. Also, do not use any bottle that appears to be damaged.Do not add any medication to this product unless directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Also, do not give this medication through the same IV line as a blood infusion because blood clotting may occur. To reduce side effects, you should check the IV site periodically and make sure fluid is not leaking into the nearby skin area. (See Side Effects section.)Dosage is based on your body weight, medical condition, and response to therapy.Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist for more information.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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