The amount of albumin solution given will depend upon the clinical condition of the patient and the response to treatment.
Acute Hypovolemic shock: An initial dose of 25 g for adults and up to about 1 g/kg for children.
Hypoproteinaemia: A maximum of 2 g/kg daily.
Neonatal: Hyperbilirubinaemia: 1 g/kg before exchange transfusion.
The rate of infusion should be adjusted according to the indication and patient response, but in general, suggested rates of infusions are up to 1 to 2 mL/minute (20% solution).
In plasmapheresis the albumin infusion rate should be adjusted according to the rate of removal.
Albumin solutions should not be used for parenteral nutrition.