Albuked 5

Name: Albuked 5

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Albuked 5?

  • If you have an allergy to albumin, blood products, or any other part of Albuked 5 (albumin).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have anemia or a weak heart.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Albuked 5 with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Albuked 5?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
  • Have your urine checked as you have been told by your doctor.
  • The doctor will watch blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels closely. Talk with the doctor.
  • This medicine is made from human plasma (part of the blood) and may have viruses that may cause disease. This medicine is screened, tested, and treated to lower the chance that it carries an infection. Talk with the doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Albuked 5 while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Albuked 5) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • It is given as an infusion into a vein over a period of time.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Call your doctor to find out what to do.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of fluid and electrolyte problems like mood changes, confusion, muscle pain or weakness, a heartbeat that does not feel normal, very bad dizziness or passing out, fast heartbeat, more thirst, seizures, feeling very tired or weak, not hungry, unable to pass urine or change in the amount of urine produced, dry mouth, dry eyes, or very bad upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.

For the Consumer

Applies to albumin human: parenteral injection

Side effects include:

Anaphylactoid reactions, fever, chills, rash, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, hypotension.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to albumin human: intravenous solution

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included urticaria, skin rash, pruritus, edema, and erythema.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache, chills, and febrile reactions.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included hypotension.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting and increased salivation.[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included bronchospasm.[Ref]

Some side effects of Albuked 5 may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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