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Human Albumin Grifols Dosage

Generic name: albumin (human) injection
Dosage form: injection, solution

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Albumin (Human), HUMAN ALBUMIN GRIFOLS® 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.
 
The initial dosage in children will vary with the clinical state and body weight. A dose one-quarter to one-half the adult dose may be administered, or dosage may be calculated on the basis of 1 - 3 mL per kg of body weight.
 
For infants suffering from hemolytic disease of the newborn the appropriate dose for binding of free serum bilirubin is 1 gram per kilogram of body weight. This may be administered before or during the exchange procedure6.

In the treatment of the patient in shock with greatly reduced blood volume, HUMAN ALBUMIN GRIFOLS® 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. The usual rate of administration in children should be one-quarter the adult rate.

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution container permit.

Directions for Use (When Administration Set is Used)

Flip off plastic cap on top of the vial and expose rubber stopper. Cleanse exposed rubber stopper with a 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 (delivers approximately 19 drops/mL).
  2. With bottle upright, thrust piercing pin straight through stopper center. Do not twist or angle.
  3. Immediately invert bottle 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.

Directions for Use (When Administration Set is Not Used)

Flip off plastic cap on top of the vial and expose rubber stopper. Cleanse exposed rubber stopper with a 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 Albumin (Human), HUMAN ALBUMIN GRIFOLS® 20% vial.
  3. Aspirate HUMAN ALBUMIN GRIFOLS® 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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