Emergency treatment of shock, burns, hypoproteinaemia; as a diuretic; where plasma vol expansion is warranted or where there is edema or loss of circulating albumin.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Hypovolemic shock Individualised dosing. Burns Maintain plasma albumin conc at 2.5 g/100 mL w/ a plasma oncotic pressure of 20 mmHg (equiv to total plasma protein conc 5.2 g/100mL). Hypoproteinaemia w/ or w/o oedemaAdult 50-75 g/day. Childn 25 g/day.
CHF; renal insufficiency; stabilized chronic anemia. Allergic reaction to albumin.
Hemorrhage, marked dehydration. Rapid rise in BP. IV only.
Circulatory overload; urticaria, chills, fever; changes in resp, pulse, BP.