amino acids-injection, Aminosyn, Freamine, Travasol (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, including: any kidney or liver disease, digestive disorders, bleeding problems, any allergies. This medication contains aluminum which can be toxic in patients who have kidney problems. Consult your doctor for more details. Caution is advised when using this drug in children (especially infants) because they may be more sensitive to the side effects of the drug (e.g., hyperammonemia). Avoid prolonged use in premature infants. This product should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This product may be excreted into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

NOTES: Make sure needles, tubing, and supplies are stored safely and disposed of properly. Check all expiration dates and use all bags or bottles in proper sequence. Your nutritional status will be closely monitored. Based on this your formula may need to be changed to accommodate your nutritional needs.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and contact your doctor to establish a new dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store unopened containers at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Mixed amino acids should be refrigerated and used within 24 hours. Discard any unused medication after the expiration date.

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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