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Buminate 5%

Buminate 5% Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 4/28/2016

Buminate 5% Albumin (Human) Solution is a plasma substitute used to treat decreased blood volume (hypovolemia), low levels of albumin in the blood (hypoalbuminemia), and to treat burns when used in conjunction with appropriate crystalloid therapy. Buminate 5% is available in generic form. Side effects of Buminate 5% are uncommon but may include:

  • nausea
  • fever
  • chills, or
  • hives

Buminate 5% Albumin is administered intravenously. The dose depends on the condition being treated and the patient's body weight. Buminate 5% Albumin may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Buminate 5% Albumin should be used only if prescribed. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Buminate 5% Albumin (Human) Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Buminate 5% FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


Untoward reactions to BUMINATE 5%, Albumin (Human), 5% Solution are extremely rare, although nausea, fever, chills or urticaria may occasionally occur. Such symptoms usually disappear when the infusion is slowed or stopped for a short period of time.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Buminate 5% (Albumin (Human) 5% Solution)

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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