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Last reviewed on RxList: 6/2/2020
Albutein Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Albutein?

Albutein (albumin - human injection, solution) is an albumin solution indicated for low blood volume (hypovolemia), cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, acute nephrosis, hypoalbuminemia, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and to prevent central volume depletion after paracentesis due to cirrhotic ascites.

What Are Side Effects of Albutein?

Side effects of Albutein include:

  • anaphylactoid type reactions

Dosage for Albutein

The dose of Albutein required depends on the patient's body weight, severity of injury/illness and on continuing fluid and protein losses.

Albutein In Children

There are no human or animal data regarding pediatric use of Albutein. Use only if clearly needed.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Albutein?

Albutein must not be mixed with other medicinal products.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Albutein During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Albutein; it is unknown if it would affect a fetus. It is unknow if Albutein passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Albutein (albumin - human injection, 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.

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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Albutein Professional Information


The most serious adverse reactions are anaphylactic shock, heart failure and pulmonary edema.

The most common adverse reactions are anaphylactoid type reactions.

Adverse reactions to ALBUTEIN 20% normally resolve when the infusion rate is slowed or the infusion is stopped. In case of severe reactions, the infusion is stopped and appropriate treatment initiated.

Clinical Trials Experience

No clinical studies were done using ALBUTEIN 20%.

Post-marketing Experience

Because adverse reactions are reported voluntarily post-approval from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or to establish a causal relationship to product exposure. The following adverse reactions have been identified during post approval use of human albumin, including ALBUTEIN (all strengths) in decreasing order of significance:

  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Heart failure
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Hypotension
  • Tachycardia
  • Vomiting
  • Urticaria
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Flushing
  • Nausea

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Albutein (Albumin - Human Injection)


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© Albutein Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Albutein Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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