What is albumin?

What is albumin?

It is a concentrate of plasma proteins obtained from human blood that works by increasing the volume of plasma or serum albumin levels .

How is albumin taken?

Albumin is administered through vein infusions.

Side effects of albumin

It is essential to notify the doctor immediately in the event that the administration of albumin causes:

  • skin rash
  • urticaria
  • itch
  • breathing problems
  • feeling of tightness in the chest
  • swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
  • strong and continuous abdominal pains
  • changes in heart rate or breathing
  • confusion
  • chills
  • excessive production of saliva
  • fainting
  • temperature
  • headache
  • nausea
  • He retched
  • weakness

Contraindications and warnings

Albumin may not be indicated in the presence of heart failure , renal failure, chronic anemia or danger of fluid overload.

Before administration it is essential to warn the doctor:

  • of possible allergies to the active substance, to its excipients, to any other medicine, to foods or other substances
  • of medications, herbal medicines and supplements taken
  • of the diseases and health problems you suffer from (or have suffered from)
  • if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Being obtained from human blood, albumin could be contaminated by pathogens.

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