Generic Name(s): albumin
Drug Class: Plasma expanders
Treats: Replaces blood volumes loss
Albumarc is a medication that is used to replace blood volumes loss caused by trauma such as severe burns or injuries. Albumarc is may be indicated for low albumin levels as a result of surgery, dialysis, abdominal infections and liver failure as well as respiratory stress. Albumarc may also be indicated for other conditions not listed in this medication guide.
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Albumarc is made to mimic Albumin, a protein that is naturally produced by the liver. Albumin helps clear the liquid portion of the blood. Albumarc is made using plasma proteins from the human body. Albumarc is used on its own or with food. Before using Albumarc inform your doctor if have been previously diagnosed for severe anemia, high blood pressure, the kidney disease or have a latex allergy. Albumarc is only available through a doctor’s prescription and works by increases the levels of plasma in the blood. Albumarc is indicated for:
- High blood pressure
The Albumarc dose is determined by the physician and may differ from one person to the other depending on the seriousness of the condition it is being used to treat. The patient’s weight, medical history and the body’s ability to tolerate the effects of Albumarc may also determine the dosage. Ensure that you stringently observe the dose as directed by your physician and do not change the dose unless he or she instructs you to.
- Albumarc dose - 250 or 500 mL IV at a rate of 1 to 2 mL per minute
If an Albumarc dose missed, take it at the earliest opportunity. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to the regular schedule. Never take double Albumarc doses.
Albumarc Side Effects
Like most drugs, using Albumarc may bring about side effects. These effects will vary from one patient to the other in terms of severity. While not every patient will experience the side effects, it is important to contact a doctor if the severe effects listed below occur.
Common Albumarc side effects
- Hot flashes
- Mild stomach pain
Contact your doctor if these severe effects occur or do not go away
- Vision problem
- Coughing up blood
- Chest pain
- Loss of appetite
- Blisters in the mouth
- Muscle weakness
- New breast muscles
Note that Albumarc may cause other side effects not listed here.
Consult your doctor before using Albumarc alongside other drugs. Certain drugs may interact with Albumarc, a situation that may interfere with the way the drug works. However, your doctor should be aware of any possible drugs interactions and should monitor them on your behalf.
Drugs that Interact with Albumarc
- Anti-malaria drugs
- HIV or AIDS medicine
In addition to the above list, you need to share a list of all the prescription, nonprescription and herbal products that you may be using. Do not start taking a new drug without informing your doctor.