Generic Name(s): amino acid and glycerine
Drug Class: Intravenous nutritional products
Treats: Nutritional deficiency
Procalamine is a concentrated solution of intra-and extracellular electrolytes with no phosphate. Procalamine is also a sterile and non-pyrogenic solution used in pharmacy admixture services for intravenous infusion. Procalamine helps to maintain normal cellular metabolism during parenteral nutrition. Procalamine can as well be helpful in balancing the osmotic pressure of the fluid.
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Procalamine use provides necessary nutrients and electrolytes in short term situations. Electrolytes are useful in the maintenance of normal cellular metabolism during parenteral nutrition. Procalamine controls water distribution, osmotic pressure as well as the fluid balance in the body. Procalamine is used for:
- provision of electrolytes in an accommodated amount in the body
- maintain the daily electrolyte requirement in adults
- provides adjunctive therapy for replenishment of depleted electrolyte store
Procalamine use is necessary for the regulation of acid-based equilibrium of the body fluids. Procalamine also participates in protein synthesis as well as functional mechanisms normal cardiac function.
Procalamine dosage is given in intravenous mixtures only. Procalamine is not prescribed for Direct Patient Injection (DPI). Procalamine usually diluted to an appropriate strength with a suitable fluid shortly before administration. Procalamine should be mixed with other phosphates or solution containing phosphates to avoid precipitation. The dosage of Procalamine may differ from one patient to the other; it is, therefore, necessary to take the dosage as indicated by your physician. Below you will find a typical Procalamine dosage.
- 20 mL dose of Procalamine mixed with a liter of amino or other suitable intravenous solution.
- Procalamine dosage depends on body weight and nutrition needs.
Procalamine Side Effects
Side effects may occur with the use of Procalamine; however, it has been noted that there are no common side effects during the treatment with Procalamine. It is necessary to consult with your doctor any possible side effects that may need immediate medication. Use the medication as indicated by the physician to avoid the side effects. When the following adverse side effects become bothersome, seek emergency medical attention. Below you will find a list of Procalamine side effects. Note that not all possible Procalamine side effects are listed.
- Severe allergic reactions
- rash or hives
- difficulty breathing
- tightness in the chest
- stomach pain
Procalamine drug interactions may reduce the effectiveness of the drug in question. Several medication and health conditions will interact with Procalamine affecting its intended purpose. It is recommended to inform the health care provider any possible drugs you are using or those you stopped to use or to plan to use during the treatment with Procalamine. Also, an allergic reaction during the treatment with Procalamine should be reported immediately. Below you will find a list of Procalamine drug interactions. Note that not all possible Procalamine interactions are listed here.
- ceftriaxone / lidocaine
- Rocephin (ceftriaxone)
- Rocephin IM Convenience Kit (ceftriaxone / lidocaine)
- Eskalith (lithium)
- Eskalith-CR (lithium)
- Samsca (tolvaptan)