Albumin

Albumin usually has a clear to pale yellow colour but sometimes may have a green discolouration, which is attributed to small amounts of the degradation products of bilirubin, biliverdin and lumirubin.

This is normal and safe to use.

CSL Behring manufactures two albumin products, Albumex® 4 (40 g/L) and Albumex® 20 (200 g/L).  Make sure you administer the correct concentration because error could result in severe circulatory overload or cardiac failure.

Always read and refer to the product information sheet prior to the administration of Albumex® 4 or Albumex® 20.

Albumex® 4

Albumex® 4 (Human Albumin 40 g/L) is indicated in shock associated with significant hypoalbuminaemia (albumin < 25 g/L), therapeutic plasmapheresis and in cardiothoracic surgery.

Albumex® 4 product information

This link takes you to CSL Behring's web information about Albumex® 4. You can download the product information (PI) sheet from this web page.

The PI details the pharmacology, indications, contraindications, precautions, adverse effects, use in pregnancy and lactation, adverse effects, and dosage and administration of Albumex® 4.

Albumex® 20

Albumex® 20 (Human Albumin 200 g/L) is given to critically ill patients with extremely low albumin. It’s also indicated in burns, paracentesis of ascites and haemodialysis. 

Albumex® 20 product information

This link takes you to CSL Behring's web information about Albumex® 20. You can download the product information (PI) sheet from this web page.

The PI details the pharmacology, indications, contraindications, precautions, adverse effects, use in pregnancy and lactation, adverse effects, and dosage and administration of Albumex® 20. 

 

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