Allergic or pyrogenic reactions are characterized primarily by fever and chills. Rash, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, hypotension and increased salivation have also been reported. Should an adverse reaction occur, stop the infusion immediately for a period of time, which may result in the disappearance of the symptoms. If administration has been stopped and the patient requires additional Albumin, material from a different lot should be used.
Albumin, particularly if administered rapidly, may result in vascular overload with resultant pulmonary edema.