Name: Albutein human
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving Albutein (albumin human)?
You should not use albumin if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
severe anemia (lack of red blood cells); or
severe heart failure.
If possible before you receive albumin, tell your doctor if you have:
heart disease, high blood pressure;
bleeding or blood clotting disorder such as hemophilia;
a latex allergy; or
if you are unable to urinate.
In an emergency situation it may not be possible to tell your caregivers about your health conditions. Make sure any doctor caring for you afterward knows you have received this medicine.
Albumin is made from human plasma (part of the blood) which may contain viruses and other infectious agents. Donated plasma is tested and treated to reduce the risk of it containing infectious agents, but there is still a small possibility it could transmit disease. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication.
It is not known whether albumin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether albumin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
In an emergency situation it may not be possible to tell your caregivers if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Make sure any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your baby knows you have received this medication.
How is Albutein (albumin human) given?
Albumin is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
Your breathing, pulse, blood pressure, electrolyte levels, kidney function, and other vital signs will be watched closely while you are receiving albumin. Your blood will also need to be tested regularly during treatment.
Drink plenty of liquids while you are being treated with albumin.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Because you will receive albumin in a clinical setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What should I avoid after receiving Albutein (albumin human)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect Albutein (albumin human)?
Other drugs may interact with albumin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
For the Consumer
Applies to albumin human: parenteral injection
Side effects include:
Anaphylactoid reactions, fever, chills, rash, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, hypotension.