amino acids-injection, Aminosyn, Freamine, Travasol (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effect of intravenous nutrition is infection or irritation of the vein at the administration site (catheter). This should be reported to your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if you have: rapid breathing or shortness of breath, sudden weight gain, fever, chills, yellowing of the skin or eyes, darkening of the urine, nausea, flushing of the skin, weakness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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.
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