What is Albuminar (albumin)?

Albuminar (albumin) is a naturally occurring transport protein found in the body used to treat:

Common side effects of Albuminar include:

Serious side effects of Albuminar include:

  • allergic reactions
  • and a small risk of transmission of viral diseases.

Drug interactions of Albuminar include products mixed with it. Albuminar should not be diluted with sterile water, mixed protein hydrolysates or solutions containing alcohol, or mixed with other medicinal products including blood and blood components. 

There are no adequate studies done on Albuminar to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women. Albuminar is present in breast milk. It is compatible with breastfeeding.

What are the important side effects of human albumin?

Side effects of albumin are:

Allergic reactions may occur. Albumin is a blood product and therefore has a small risk of transmission of viral diseases.

Albuminar (albumin) side effects list for healthcare professionals

  • Allergic or pyrogenic reactions are characterized primarily by fever and chills; rash, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia and hypotension have also been reported.
  • Should an adverse reaction occur, slow or stop the infusion for a period of time which may result in the disappearance of the symptoms. If administration has been stopped and the patient requires additional Albumin (human) USP, Albutein, material from a different lot should be used.
  • Albutein, particularly if administered rapidly, may result in vascular overload with resultant pulmonary edema.

What drugs interact with Albuminar (albumin)?

No information provided.

Summary

Albuminar (albumin) is a naturally occurring transport protein found in the body used to treat hypovolemia (low blood volume), hypoalbuminemia (low albumin), burns, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), nephrosis, renal dialysis, cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, acute liver failure, and hemolytic disease of the newborn. Common side effects of Albuminar include fluid retention (edema), increased heart rate, headache, nausea, vomiting, flushing, itching, fever, and chills. There are no adequate studies done on Albuminar to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women. Albuminar is present in breast milk. It is compatible with breastfeeding.

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Medically Reviewed on 3/20/2020
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