Albumin: Uses & Sides Effects

Albumin is used to treat or prevent low blood volume. Albumin is used to treat low blood pressure. Albumin is used to replace albumin in people with low blood albumin levels. Albumin is used to add back fluid after fluid loss.

How is this medicine (albumin) best taken?

Use albumin as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

It is given as an infusion into a vein over a period of time.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take albumin?

If you have an allergy to albumin, blood products, or any other part of albumin.

If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

If you have anemia or a weak heart.

If you have kidney disease.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with albumin.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take albumin with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take albumin?

Tell all of your health care providers that you take albumin. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.

Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.

Have your urine checked as you have been told by your doctor.

The doctor will watch blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels closely. Talk with the doctor.

This medicine is made from human plasma (part of the blood) and may have viruses that may cause disease. This medicine is screened, tested, and treated to lower the chance that it carries an infection. Talk with the doctor.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using albumin while you are pregnant.

Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.