fat emulsion - injection, Intralipid, Liposyn (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: See also Warning section.Before receiving the fat emulsion, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to eggs, soybean oil, or safflower oil; or if you have any other allergies.This product should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this product, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: high fat (lipid) levels in the blood.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: severe liver disease, kidney disease, lung disease, anemia, blood clotting disorder.Kidney function declines as you grow older. This medication contains aluminum, which is removed by the kidneys. Therefore, elderly people may be at greater risk for bone pain and mental/mood changes while using this drug.Kidney function is not fully developed in newborns and infants. This medication contains aluminum, which is removed by the kidneys. Therefore, newborns and infants may be at greater risk for bone pain and mental/mood changes while using this drug.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., platelet count, liver function, lipid panel) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
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