Human Albumin Injection

  • Medicine name- Albucel
  • API- Human Albumin
  • Pack Size- 100 ml infusion bottle
  • Strength- 5% w/v
  • Marketed By: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Description

Human Albumin is used for the treatment of adults and children:

  • Hypovolemia
  • Ascites
  • Hypoalbuminemia including from burns
  • Acute Nephrosis
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Dosage and Side Effects

The recommended dose of human albumin should always be administered into a vein or diluted in 0.9% sodium chloride. It will usually be administered in the hospital by a healthcare professional. The amount of dose you receive depends on your size, the illness, and on fluid/protein losses.

Most common adverse reactions include rash, increased heart rate, rigors, decreased BP, pyrexia, vomiting, feeling cold (chills), nausea, and bronchospasm.

Warning and Precautions

  • The human albumin 20 100ml is contraindicated in patients with the hypersensitivity to it or any of the excipients.
  • The human albumin 20 should not be used in patients with severe anemia or cardiac failure with normal/increased intravascular volume.
  • Patients taking treatment with human albumin 20 should be assessed for the arterial blood pressure, central venous pressure, pulse rate, pulmonary artery occlusion pressure, urine output, electrolytes and hemoglobin.
  • Never mix albumin 20 100ml with blood components, blood, alcoholic solutions, protein hydrolysates or other medicinal products.
  • The use of inj human albumin 20 can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect fertility. Talk to your doctor before starting treatment with this medicine.

FAQ's

What is Hypovolemia?

Hypovolemia is a state of abnormally low extracellular fluid in the body. It is also known as volume depletion or volume contraction. Hypovolemia could be due to either a loss of both salt and water or a decrease in blood volume.

From which class of drug Human Albumin belongs?

Human Albumin specifically belongs to the class of drugs named plasma expanders.

What is human albumin made from?

It is prepared from the pooled plasma of donors. Donated plasma is tested and treated to reduce the risk of transmitting infections and diseases.

What are commonly reported side effects of human albumin?

Rash, decreased BP, increased heart rate, pyrexia, feeling cold (chills), nausea, vomiting, and bronchospasm

How should Human Albumin be administered?

The recommended dose of inj albumin 100 ml should be administered by injection into a vein through an IV.