Regulating osmotic pressure in the blood is a major function of proteins produced by this liver. A balance of albumin is required, to keep the fluid contained in the blood from leaking into the tissues of the body.
This drug is given to people with hypoalbuminemia or albumin deficiency. The low levels of albumin in this blood, generally indicate a disturbance in the performance of the kidneys and liver, the presence of inflammatory processes, or in people suffering from malnutrition.
Albumin is available only in the form of an infusion solution, therefore the administration of this drug should be performed by a medical or physician.
Dose of albuminAlbumin can only be given by infusion. Therefore, the dose will be determined by the physician based on the health conditions of each patient with careful monitoring.
Eat Albumin ProperlyAlbumin should be administered at appropriate doses according to the patient's needs, so they should be provided by medical personnel based on physician advice and monitoring.
Pay attention to the contents of the albumin packaging before use. The albumin fluid must be clear and without particles. Do not use if the liquid has changed color, contains particles, or the packaging is leaking. Ask the medics to provide a new one.
WarningPlease be careful for the elderly or who have congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, severe anemia, renal impairment, chronic cirrhosis, hypoproteinemia, and chronic nephrosis.
For women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, should only use the drug albumin if there is a recommendation from a doctor.
If an allergic reaction or an overdose occurs, contact your doctor immediately.
Recognize Side Effects and Albumin DangersJust like any medication in general, albumin also has side effects. Some of the side effects that may occur when these drugs are given are not in accordance with the specific conditions of each patient include:
- The sensation of heat, sweating, and heart flutter (hot flushes).
- Increased blood pressure.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Increased heart rate (tachycardia) or decreased (bradycardia)