What is Albumin?
Albumin is a protein made by the liver and circulates through blood plasma (the clear liquid part of the blood). Medical albumin is composed of plasma proteins extracted from the blood of humans. Plasbumin-25 is a drug that works by increasing the plasma volume as well as the levels of albumin found in the blood.
Albumin is used to replenish the volume of blood lost due to traumas like a serious burn or an accident that causes blood loss. The medicine can also be utilized to treat low levels of albumin that are caused by surgery, dialysis, abdominal infection, insufficiency of the liver, pancreatitis, respiratory distress, the bypass procedure, ovarian problems due to fertility drugs, as well as other ailments.
Albumin can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline for medication.
Side effects of Albumin
Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms or warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as itching, coughing, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.
Contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:
- A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you've passed out;
- Breathing that is shallow or weak;
- The throbbing headache blurred vision. the eardrums buzzing
- anxiety, confusion, sweating, pale skin, or
- Extreme breathlessness, wheezing and gasping for air, a foamy and swollen cough, chest pain, and an irregular or rapid heart rate
Common side effects of Plasbumin-25 include:
- nausea, vomiting;
- fever, chills;
- high heart rate;
- A mild, itchy rash or
- flushing (warmth of redness or tingly sensation).
This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Albumin is not recommended when you suffer from extreme anemia (lack of red blood cells) or if you suffer from serious cardiac failure.
Before you take this drug
It is not recommended to use albumin. If you're allergic to the substance or suffer from
- Anemia that is severe (lack of blood red cells) or
- severe heart failure.
If it is possible prior to receiving albumin, let your doctor know about:
- the heart condition, high blood pressure;
- bleeding disorder or blood clotting, like hemophilia;
- lung problems;
- kidney disease;
- An allergy to latex, for example, or
- If you're not able to urinate,
In a situation of emergency, it may be difficult to inform your healthcare providers about any health issues. Be sure that any physician caring for you in the future knows that you've been prescribed Plasbumin-25.
Albumin is a component of the blood plasma of humans (a part that is part of the blood) that could contain viruses and other infectious agents. Plasma donated to the clinic is tested and treated to lower the chance of it being contaminated by infectious agents. However, there is a slight possibility that it can transmit the disease. Discuss with your physician the potential risks and benefits of this treatment.
It is unclear if albumin harms an unborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting.
It isn't known if albumin is absorbed into breast milk or if it is harmful to the nursing infant. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding a baby.
In an emergency, it might not be feasible to inform your loved ones that you are expecting or breastfeeding. Be sure that any doctor who cares for your baby or your pregnant mother is aware that you've taken this medication.
How to take albumin?
The injection of albumin takes place into veins via an IV. The healthcare professional will give the injection.
Your pulse, breathing and electrolyte levels, blood pressure, kidney function, and other vital indicators are closely monitored while you receive albumin. Your blood is also going to need to be checked frequently during treatment.
Drink plenty of fluids while you're being treated with albumin.
Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?
Since you'll receive albumin in a medical setting, you're not likely to skip a dose.
What will happen if I take excessively?
Because this medication is administered by a medical specialist in a medical setting, the risk of overdose is less likely to occur.
What should be avoided?
Follow the doctor's advice regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or any activity.
Interaction with other drugs
Other drugs can be incompatible with albumin, which includes prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you are taking in the present and any medication you stop or start using.