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Intralipid 20%

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

INTRALIPID®20% IS METABOLIZED AND UTILIZED AS A SOURCE OF ENERGY CAUSING AN INCREASE IN HEAT PRODUCTION, DECREASE IN RESPIRATORY QUOTIENT AND INCREASE IN OXYGEN CONSUMPTION. THE INFUSED FAT PARTICLES ARE CLEARED FROM THE BLOOD STREAM IN A MANNER THOUGHT TO BE COMPARABLE TO THE CLEARING OF CHYLOMICRONS.

INTRALIPID® 20% (20% i.v. fat emulsion) WILL PREVENT THE BIOCHEMICAL LESIONS OF ESSENTIAL FATTY ACID DEFICIENCY (EFAD), AND CORRECT THE CLINICAL MANI-FESTATIONS OF THE EFAD SYNDROME.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/30/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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