amino acids/electrolytes/glycerin - injection, Procalamine (cont.)
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.
SIDE EFFECTS: Flushing, nausea, warm sensation or mild redness/irritation at the IV infusion site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.It is important to keep your IV site clean. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice: any signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills), unusual redness, swelling, or severe pain at the IV site.Although unlikely to occur, you may develop an imbalance of body fluid, minerals, or nutrients while receiving this medication. Your therapy may need to be changed to correct the imbalance. It is important to keep your medical and laboratory appointments for regular monitoring by your healthcare professional. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: change in the amount of urine, increased thirst/urination, mental/mood changes, muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat, swelling of hands/feet/ankles.A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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