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ProcalAmine Dosage

Generic name: GLYCERIN 3g in 100mL, ISOLEUCINE 0.21g in 100mL, LEUCINE 0.27g in 100mL, LYSINE ACETATE 0.22g in 100mL, METHIONINE 0.16g in 100mL, PHENYLALANINE 0.17g in 100mL, THREONINE 0.12g in 100mL, TRYPTOPHAN 0.046g in 100mL, VALINE 0.2g in 100mL, ALANINE 0.21g in 100mL, GLYCINE 0.42g in 100mL, ARGININE 0.29g in 100mL, HISTIDINE 0.085g in 100mL, PROLINE 0.34g in 100mL, SERINE 0.18g in 100mL, CYSTEINE HYDROCHLORIDE 0.014g in 100mL, SODIUM ACETATE 0.2g in 100mL, MAGNESIUM ACETATE 0.054g in 100mL, CALCIUM ACETATE 0.026g in 100mL, SODIUM CHLORIDE 0.12g in 100mL, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 0.15g in 100mL, PHOSPHORIC ACID 0.041g in 100mL
Dosage form: injection

Medically reviewed on May 1, 2017.

ProcalAmine® is a convenient source of nonprotein calories to preserve lean body mass, amino acids, maintenance electrolytes, and water for adult patients.

Determination of nitrogen balance and accurate daily body weights (corrected for fluid balance) are probably the best means of assessing individual protein requirements.

Approximately three liters per day of ProcalAmine® will provide a total of 90 grams of amino acids, 390 nonprotein calories and the recommended daily intake of principal intra- and extracellular electrolytes for the stable patient. Therapy can begin with three liters of ProcalAmine® on the first day with close monitoring of the patient.

As with all intravenous fluid therapy, the goal is to provide adequate water to compensate for insensible, urinary and other losses, and electrolytes for replacement and maintenance. These requirements should be determined frequently and appropriately administered.

Additional electrolytes should be administered evenly throughout the day, and irritating medications should be injected at an alternate infusion site.

Pediatric Use

ProcalAmine® is intended for use in adults. Use of ProcalAmine® in pediatric patients is governed by the same considerations that affect the use of any amino acid solution in pediatrics. The amount administered is dosed on the basis of grams of amino acids/kg of body weight/day. Two to three g/kg of body weight for infants with adequate calories are generally sufficient to satisfy protein needs and promote positive nitrogen balance. Solutions administered by peripheral vein should not exceed twice normal serum osmolarity (718 mOsmol/L).

Venous irritation at an infusion site can be minimized by the selection of a large peripheral vein as well as by slowing the rate of infusion. In pediatric patients, the final solution should not exceed twice normal serum osmolarity (718 mOsmol/L).

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

Further information

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