ALBUNORM 25% 250 G/L SOLUTION FOR INFUSION
Active substance(s): HUMAN ALBUMIN
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Albunorm 25% contains
- The active substance is 250 g/l human albumin derived from human
plasma (bottle of 50, 100 ml).
- The other ingredients are sodium chloride, N-Acetyl-DL-tryptophan,
caprylic acid and water for injections.
What Albunorm 25% looks like and contents of the pack:
Albunorm 25% is a solution for infusion in a bottle (50 ml - pack size of 1)
2016.07.08 / 380 x 135 mm / B.667.000.UK_GTP_05
This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA
under the following names:
Not all pack sizes may be marketed in all countries.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturers:
The Zenith Building
26 Spring Gardens
Manchester M2 1AB
250 g/l, Solution for infusion
Albunorm 250 g/l: Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Norway,
The product is given to patients to restore and maintain circulating
blood volume where a deficiency in volume has been demonstrated.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this
medicine because it contains important information for you.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE ALBUNORM 25%
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Do not use Albunorm 25%
Octapharma Pharmazeutika, Produktionsges.m.b.H.,
Oberlaaerstrasse 235, 1100 Vienna, Austria
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- if you are allergic to human albumin preparations or any of the other
ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Octapharma S.A.S., 72 rue du Maréchal Foch, 67380 Lingolsheim,
Octapharma AB, Lars Forssells gata 23, 112 75 Stockholm, Sweden
- This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on
to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the
same as yours.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See
What is in this leaflet
Octapharma Produktionsgesellschaft Deutschland mbH,
Wolfgang-Marguerre-Allee 1, 31832 Springe, Germany
1. What Albunorm 25% is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Albunorm 25%
3. How to use Albunorm 25%
This leaflet was last revised in 07/2016.
4. Possible side effects
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using Albunorm 25%.
Take special care with Albunorm 25%
- if you are at special risk from increased blood volume e.g. in case
of severe heart disorders, high blood pressure, dilated veins of the
oesophagus, fluid in the lung, bleeding disorders, severely lowered
red blood cell count or without urine output.
- when there are signs for increased blood volume (headache,
breathing disorder, jugular vein congestion) or increased blood
pressure. The infusion should be stopped immediately.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
- when there are signs of an allergic reaction. The infusion should be
1. WHAT ALBUNORM 25% IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Albunorm 25% belongs to the pharmacotherapeutic group: blood
substitutes and plasma protein fractions.
When medicines are made from human blood or plasma, certain measures are
put in place to prevent infections being passed on to patients. These include:
5. How to store Albunorm 25%
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Albunorm 25%: Germany, United Kingdom
Albunorm 25% is a solution for infusion in a bottle (100 ml - pack size of 1)
The solution is clear, yellow, amber or green.
- when it is used in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.
• careful selection of blood and plasma donors to make sure those
at risk of carrying infections are excluded
• testing of each donation and pools of plasma for signs of virus/
• steps included by the manufacturers in the processing of the
blood or plasma that can inactivate or remove viruses.
Despite these measures, when medicines prepared from human blood
or plasma are administered, the possibility of passing on infection
cannot be totally excluded. This also applies to any unknown or
emerging viruses or other types of infections.
There are no reports of virus infections with albumin manufactured to
European Pharmacopoeia specifications by established processes.
It is strongly recommended that every time you receive a dose of
Albunorm 25% the name and batch number of the product are
recorded in order to maintain a record of the batches used.
Other medicines and Albunorm 25%
No interactions of human albumin with other products are known so
far. However, Albunorm 25% solution should not be mixed in the same
infusion with other drugs, whole blood or packed red cells. Tell your
doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might
take any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Human albumin is a normal constituent of human blood. No harmful
effects are known when this product is used during pregnancy or
breast-feeding. Particular care should be taken to adjust blood volume
in pregnant women.
• If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.
If you use more Albunorm 25% than you should
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Driving and using machines
If the dosage and rate of infusion are too high, you may develop
headache, high blood pressure and discomfort breathing. The infusion
should be stopped immediately and your doctor will decide if any other
treatment is necessary.
There are no indications that human albumin impairs the ability to
drive or to operate machines.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By
reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Important information about some of the ingredients of
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
5. HOW TO STORE ALBUNORM 25%
This product contains sodium and potassium and may be harmful
to people on a low sodium or potassium diet. Tell your doctor if this
applies to you.
Side effects after infusion of human albumin are rare and they normally
disappear when the infusion-rate is slowed down or stopped.
Do not use this medicine after expiry date which is stated on the label
and the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Rare: affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000:
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package in order to
protect from light. Do not freeze.
Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine.
Flush, urticaria, fever and nausea.
3. HOW TO USE ALBUNORM 25%
Albunorm 25% is ready for use as an infusion (“drip”) into a vein. The
dosage and infusion rate (how quickly you are given albumin into a
vein) will depend on your particular condition. Your doctor will decide
what treatment is best for you.
• The product should be brought to room or body temperature
Very rare: affects less than 1 user in 10,000:
Shock due to hypersensitivity reaction.
Frequency not known: cannot be estimated from the available data:
Confusional state; headache; increased or decreased heart rate; high
blood pressure or low blood pressure; heat sensation; shortage of
breath; nausea; nettle rash; swelling around eyes, nose, mouth; rash;
increased sweating; fever; chills.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Once the infusion container has been opened, the content should be
The solution should be clear or slightly opalescent. Do not use solutions
which are cloudy or have deposits.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
• The solution should be clear and should not have a deposit.
• Any unused solution should be discarded.