This information from Lexicomp® explains what you need to know about this medication, including what it’s used for, how to take it, its side effects, and when to call your healthcare provider.
AminoProtect; Aminosyn II; Aminosyn-PF; Aminosyn-PF 7%; Clinimix E/Dextrose (2.75/5); Clinimix E/Dextrose (4.25/10); Clinimix E/Dextrose (4.25/5); Clinimix E/Dextrose (5/15); Clinimix E/Dextrose (5/20); Clinimix E/Dextrose (8/10); Clinimix E/Dextrose (8/14); Clinimix/Dextrose (4.25/10); Clinimix/Dextrose (4.25/5); Clinimix/Dextrose (5/15); Clinimix/Dextrose (5/20); Clinimix/Dextrose (6/5); Clinimix/Dextrose (8/10); Clinimix/Dextrose (8/14); Clinisol SF; FreAmine HBC; FreAmine III; Plenamine; Premasol; Prosol; Travasol; TrophAmine
Aminosyn 10% [DSC]; Aminosyn II 10%; Aminosyn II 15%; Clinimix E/Dextrose (5/10); Clinimix E/Dextrose (5/16.6); Clinimix E/Dextrose (5/20); Clinimix E/Dextrose (8/10); Clinimix E/Dextrose (8/14); Clinimix/Dextrose (5/10); Clinimix/Dextrose (5/16.6); Clinimix/Dextrose (5/20); Clinimix/Dextrose (5/5); Hepatamine; NephrAmine [DSC]; Primene; Prosol 20%; Travasol
- It is used to give nutrition to the body.
- If your child is allergic to this drug; any part of this drug; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had.
- If your child has any of these health problems: High blood ammonia levels, low blood volume, certain amino acid metabolism problems, blood acid or electrolyte problems, or too much fluid in the lungs.
- If your child has any of these health problems: Kidney disease or liver disease.
- If your child has trouble passing urine.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this drug.
Tell the doctor and pharmacist about all of your child’s drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe to give this drug with all of your child’s other drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug your child takes without checking with the doctor.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child is allergic to sulfites, talk with your child’s doctor. Some products have sulfites in them.
- This drug may contain aluminum. There is a chance of aluminum toxicity if your child is on this drug for a long time. The risk is greater if your child has kidney problems. The risk is also higher in premature infants. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug may be mixed into parenteral nutrition (PN). Blood clots in the lungs, infections, high blood sugar, and liver problems have happened with PN. Sometimes, deaths from blood clots in the lungs have happened. If you have any questions, talk with the doctor.
- If this product has dextrose in it and your child has high blood sugar (diabetes), talk with the doctor.
- If the patient is a child, use this drug with care. The risk of some side effects may be higher in children.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to your child and the baby.
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 child’s doctor or get medical help right away if your child has 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, swallowing, 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.
- Signs of high ammonia levels like a heartbeat that does not feel normal, breathing that is not normal, feeling confused, pale skin, slow heartbeat, seizures, sweating, throwing up, or twitching.
- Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- Signs of high or low blood pressure like very bad headache or dizziness, passing out, or change in eyesight.
- Change in color of skin to a bluish color like on the lips, nail beds, fingers, or toes.
- Sweating a lot.
- Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.
- Chest pain.
- Coughing up blood.
- Fever or chills.
- This drug may irritate the vein. If the drug leaks from the vein, it may also cause irritation around that area. Tell your child’s nurse if your child has any redness, burning, pain, swelling, or leaking of fluid where the drug is going into your child’s body.
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your child’s doctor or get medical help if your child has any side effects that bother your child or do not go away.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your child’s doctor. Call your child’s doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to your national health agency.
Give this drug as ordered by your child’s 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 after being added to fluids.
- Call your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- If you need to store this drug at home, talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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