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Fluids
 
 
 

20% Albumin

 
 
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    IV
    20% Albumin

Overview

    • Composition

    • Human albumin 20g/L
    • Sodium 50-100mmol/L
    • Pharmacology

    • Shifts fluid from the interstitial to the intravascular space, therefore doesn't replace lost volume

Clinical Use

    • Indication

    • Severe hypoalbuminaemia.
    • Contraindications

    • Fluid overload - congestive cardiac failure, severe renal impairment, excessive IV fluids
    • Severe anaemia
    • Jehovah’s witnesses who refuse human-derived albumin.
    • Adverse Effects

    • Hypersensitivity – urticaria, anaphylaxis
    • Renal toxicity (shock patients)
    • Fluid overload
Last updated on January 1st, 2017
 
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