CSL | Albuminar (Medication)
Albuminar/albumin is a sterile solution of albumin obtained from large pools of adult human venous plasma by low temperature controlled fractionation according to the Cohn process.
It is indicated in the emergency treatment of shock due to burns, trauma, operations and infections, in the treatment of severe injuries, and in other similar conditions where the restoration of blood volume is urgent. The primary function is maintenance of colloid osmotic pressure. If there has been considerable loss of red blood cells, transfusion with packed red blood cells is indicated.
This medication is administered by injection into a vein. The dose and frequency of use of this medication will be determined by your condition and response to therapy. Follow your doctor's instructions closely and be sure to ask any questions you may have about this therapy. ...
Allergic or pyrogenic reactions are characterized primarily by fever and chills; rash, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia and hypotension have also been reported. ...
Administration of large quantities of albumin should be supplemented with red blood cells or replaced by whole blood to combat the relative anemia which would follow such use. The quick response of blood pressure which may follow the rapid administration of concentrated albumin necessitates careful observation of the injured patient to detect bleeding points which failed to bleed at lower blood pressure.
Albuminar should be administered with caution to patients with low cardiac reserve or with no albumin deficiency because a rapid increase in plasma volume may cause circulatory embarrassment (e. g. hypertension, hypotension, or pulmonary edema).
In cases of hypertension, a slower rate of administration is desired.
If anaphylactic or severe anaphylactoid reactions occur, discontinue infusion immediately. Infusion rates and the patient's clinical state should be monitored closely during infusion.
It is not recommended to use this drug during pregnancy or breastfeeding without your doctor's advice. ...