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Fluids
 
 
 

4% Albumin

 
 
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    IV
    4% Albumin

Overview

    • Composition

    • Human albumin 40g/L
    • Sodium 140mmol/L
    • Chloride 128mmol/L
    • Pharmacology

    • Maintains fluid 80-100% intravascularly, due to inability to diffuse across semipermeable membranes.

Clinical Use

    • Indication

    • Hypovolaemic shock.
    • Contraindications

    • Head injury
    • 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
    • Fluid overload
Last updated on January 1st, 2017
 
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