Albutein Dosage

Generic name: albumin (human)
Dosage form: injection

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Albutein® 20% is administered intravenously. The total dosage will vary with the individual. In adults, an initial infusion of 100 mL is suggested. Additional amounts may be administered as clinically indicated.

In the treatment of the patient in shock with greatly reduced blood volume, Albutein® 20% may be administered as rapidly as necessary in order to improve the clinical condition and restore normal blood volume. This may be repeated in 15-30 minutes if the initial dose fails to prove adequate. In the patient with a slightly low or normal blood volume, the rate of administration should be 1 mL per minute.

If dilution of Albutein® 20% is clinically desirable, compatible diluents include sterile 0.9% Sodium Chloride solution or sterile 5% Dextrose in Water.6

DIRECTIONS FOR USE: (50 mL and 100 mL)

When an Administration Set is Used

Flip off plastic cap on top of the vial and expose rubber stopper. Cleanse exposed rubber stopper with suitable germicidal solution, being sure to remove any excess. Observe aseptic technique and prepare sterile intravenous equipment as follows:

  1. Close clamp on administration set.
  2. With bottle upright, squeeze drip chamber, thrust piercing pin straight through stopper center. Do not twist or angle.
  3. Immediately invert bottle, release drip chamber to automatically establish proper fluid level in drip chamber (half full).
  4. Attach infusion set to administration set, open clamp and allow solution to expel air from tubing and needle, then close clamp.
  5. Make venipuncture and adjust flow.
  6. Discard all administration equipment after use. Discard any unused contents.

When an Administration Set is Not Used

Flip off plastic cap on top of the vial and expose rubber stopper. Cleanse exposed rubber stopper with suitable germicidal solution, being sure to remove any excess. Observe aseptic technique and prepare sterile intravenous equipment as follows:

  1. Using aseptic technique, attach filter needle to a sterile disposable plastic syringe.
  2. Insert filter needle into Albutein® 20%.
  3. Aspirate Albutein® 20% from the vial into the syringe.
  4. Remove and discard the filter needle from the syringe.
  5. Attach desired size needle to syringe.
  6. Discard all administration equipment after use. Discard any unused contents.
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