Drug: Albuminar

Albumin (Human) 25%, Albuminar®-25 (albumin human) is a sterile aqueous solution of albumin obtained from large pools of adult human venous plasma by low temperature controlled fractionation according to the Cohn process. It is stabilized with 0.02 M sodium acetyltryptophanate and 0.02 M sodium caprylate and pasteurized at 60°C for 10 hours. The plasma used in the manufacture of this product has been tested and found negative for HBV, HCV, and HIV-1 by an investigational test procedure referred to as Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Technology. Investigational testing is being performed to determine the effectiveness of NAT to detect low levels of viral material. The significance of a negative result is unknown since the effectiveness of the test has not been established. Albumin (Human) 25%, Albuminar®-25 (albumin human) is a solution containing in each 100 mL, 25 grams of serum albumin, osmotically equivalent to 500 mL of normal human plasma. The pH of the solution is adjusted with sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydroxide, or acetic acid. Approximate concentrations of significant electrolytes per liter are: sodium - 130-160 mEq; and potassium - n.m.t. 1 mEq. The solution contains no preservative. This product has been prepared in accordance with the requirements established by the Food and Drug Administration and is in compliance with the standards of the United States Pharmacopeia. Albumin (Human) 25%, Albuminar®-25 (albumin human) , is to be administered by the intravenous route. The heat treatment step employed in the manufacture of Albumin (Human) 25%, Albuminar®-25 (albumin human) , pasteurization of the final container at 60°C for 10 hours, has been validated in a series of in vitro experiments for its capacity to inactivate Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 (HIV-1), and the following model viruses: Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV - an enveloped virus used as a model for hepatitis C virus), Pseudorabies (PrV - a large, enveloped virus), and Encephalomyocarditis Virus (EMC - a small non-enveloped virus). For each virus studied, three independent experiments were conducted using Albumin (Human) 5%, Albuminar®-5 and Albumin (Human) 25%, Albuminar®-25 (albumin human) with the following results.1 Pasteurization (60° C for 10 hours)
Viral Reduction Studies (log10 reduction) Virus Albumin (Human) 5%, Albuminar®-5 HIV-1 >5.44, >6.38 and >6.31 BVDV >6.01, >6.76 and >6.55 PrV >7.30, >7.68 and >7.63 EMC >7.38, >7.97 and >7.97 Virus Albumin (Human) 25%, Albuminar®-25 HIV-1 >5.50, >6.57 and >6.64 BVDV >5.99, >5.81 and >5.32 PrV >7.32, >7.20 and >7.42 EMC >7.10, >7.89 and >7.87 1. Data on file.Last reviewed on RxList: 7/21/2008
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Allergic or pyrogenic reactions are characterized primarily by fever and chills; rash, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia and hypotension have also been reported. Should an adverse reaction occur, slow or stop the infusion 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 (HUMAN) USP, ALBUTEIN® ,material from a different lot should be used. ALBUTEIN® , particularly if administered rapidly, may result in vascular overload with resultant pulmonary edema. Read the Albuminar (albumin (human)) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effectsLearn More »

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Albumin (Human) 25%, Albuminar®-25 (albumin (human)) may be given intravenously without dilution or it may be diluted with normal saline or 5% dextrose before administration. 200 mL per liter gives a solution which is approximately isotonic and iso-osmotic with citrated plasma. When undiluted albumin solution is administered in patients with normal blood volume, the rate of infusion should be slow enough (1 mL per minute) to prevent too rapid expansion of plasma volume. In the treatment of shock the amount of albumin and duration of therapy must be based on the responsiveness of the patient as indicated by blood pressure, degree of pulmonary congestion, and hematocrit. The initial dose may be followed by additional albumin within 15-30 minutes if the response is deemed inadequate. If there is continued loss of protein, it may be desirable to give packed red blood cells. In the treatment of burns an optimal regimen involving use of albumin, crystalloids, electrolytes and water has not been established. Suggested therapy during the first 24 hours includes administration of large volumes of crystalloid solution to maintain an adequate plasma volume. Continuation of therapy beyond 24 hours usually requires more albumin and less crystalloid solution to prevent marked hemoconcentration and maintain electrolyte balance. Duration of treatment varies depending upon the extent of protein loss through renal excretion, denuded areas of skin and decreased albumin synthesis. Attempts to raise the albumin level above 4.0 g/100 mL may only result in an increased rate of catabolism. In the treatment of hypoproteinemia, 200 to 300 mL of 25% albumin may be required to reduce edema and to bring serum protein values to normal. Since such patients usually have approximately normal blood volume, doses of more than 100 mL of 25% albumin should not be given faster than 100 mL in 30 to 45 minutes to avoid circulatory embarrassment. If slower administration is desired, 200 mL of 25% albumin may be mixed with 300 mL of 10% dextrose solution and administered by continuous drip at a rate of 100 mL of this dextrose solution an hour. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.

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No information provided.Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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