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IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.
FAT EMULSION - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Intralipid, Liposyn
WARNING: This product must be used cautiously in premature or low-birth-weight infants since it has caused very serious (possibly fatal) lung problems in these patients. The infant must be monitored closely while receiving this product. If this product is to be given to a premature or low-birth-weight infant, talk with the doctor about the risks and benefits of using this product.
USES: This product is used to provide calories to patients who are getting their nutrition through an injection into the vein. Calories are needed to provide the body with energy so that the body can work properly. This product is also used to provide a certain nutrient (essential fatty acids) to people who do not have enough of it. This product helps to prevent or reverse the signs of this deficiency (e.g., scaly skin, poor growth, poor wound healing).
HOW TO USE: This product is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor. Before using, check this product visually for particles, oil, or discoloration. If any of these are present, do not use the liquid. Learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Except for heparin, do not add any medication/minerals to the product container.
Dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment.
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