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Procalamine

ProcalAmine®
(3% Amino Acid and 3% Glycerin) Injection with Electrolytes

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DRUG DESCRIPTION

ProcalAmine (3% Amino Acid and 3% Glycerin Injection with Electrolytes) is a sterile, nonpyrogenic, moderately hypertonic intravenous injection containing crystalline amino acids, a nonprotein energy substrate and maintenance electrolytes. A 1000 mL unit provides a total of 29 g of protein equivalent (4.6 g N) and 130 nonprotein calories.

All amino acids designated USP are the "L"-isomer with the exception of Glycine USP which does not have an isomer.

Each 100 mL contains:

Nonprotein energy source:

Glycerin USP (glycerol) 3.0 g

Essential amino acids

Isoleucine USP 0.21 g
Leucine USP 0.27 g
Lysine 0.22 g (added as Lysine Acetate USP 0.31 g)
Methionine USP 0.16 g
Phenylalanine USP 0.17 g
Threonine USP 0.12 g
Tryptophan USP 0.046 g
Valine USP 0.20 g

Nonessential amino acids

Alanine USP 0.21 g
Glycine USP 0.42 g
Arginine USP 0.29 g
Histidine USP 0.085 g
Proline USP 0.34 g
Serine USP 0.18 g
Cysteine < 0.014 g (as Cysteine HCl•H2O USP < 0.020 g)
Sodium Acetate•3H2O USP 0.20 g
Magnesium Acetate•4H2O 0.054 g
Calcium Acetate•H2O 0.026 g
Sodium Chloride USP 0.12 g
Potassium Chloride USP 0.15g
Phosphoric Acid NF 0.041 g
Potassium Metabisulfite NF (as an antioxidant) < 0.05 g
Water for Injection USP qs
pH adjusted with Glacial Acetic Acid USP
pH: 6.8 (6.5-7.0), Calculated Osmolarity: 735 mOsmol/liter
Concentration of Electrolytes (mEq/liter): Sodium 35; Potassium 24.5; Calcium 3 Magnesium 5; Chloride 41; Phosphate (HPO=4) 7*; Acetate 47**

What are the precautions when taking amino acid and glycerin (Procalamine)?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any amino acid or to glycerin; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as latex, sulfites), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: severe kidney or liver disease, certain metabolic disorder (impaired nitrogen utilization).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma, bleeding problems, congestive heart failure, diabetes.

This product contains aluminum which may build up...

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*3.5 mmole/liter; 10.9 mg% P
**Acetate is provided as inorganic acetate salts (23 mEq/liter), acetic acid (9 mEq/liter), and lysine acetate (15 mEq/liter). It is thought that acetate from lysine acetate and acetic acid, under the conditions of parenteral nutrition does not impact net acid/base balance when renal and respiratory functions are normal. Clinical experience seems to support this thinking, although confirmatory experimental evidence is not available.

What are the precautions when taking amino acid and glycerin (Procalamine)?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any amino acid or to glycerin; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as latex, sulfites), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: severe kidney or liver disease, certain metabolic disorder (impaired nitrogen utilization).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma, bleeding problems, congestive heart failure, diabetes.

This product contains aluminum which may build up...

Read All Potential Precautions of Procalamine »

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/18/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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