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Aminosyn II in Dextrose Injection

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/22/2016
Aminosyn II in Dextrose Injection Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 6/13/2016

Aminosyn II (amino acid injection) is a combination of amino acids used for central vein infusion in the prevention of nitrogen loss and negative nitrogen balance in cases where (a) the gastrointestinal tract by the oral, gastrostomy or jejunostomy route cannot or should not be used, (b) gastrointestinal absorption of nutrients is impaired or (c) metabolic requirements for protein and calories are substantially increased as with extensive burns and (d) morbidity and mortality may be reduced by replacing amino acids lost from tissue breakdown, thereby preserving tissue reserves, as in acute renal failure. Common side effects of Aminosyn II include

  • injection site reactions (skin redness, inflammation, blood clots, and swelling)
  • flushing
  • fever, and
  • nausea

The total daily dose of Aminosyn II to be infused depends on daily protein and caloric requirements and on the patient's metabolic and clinical response. Aminosyn II may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Aminosyn II should be used only if prescribed. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Aminosyn II (amino acid injection) 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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Aminosyn II in Dextrose Injection Professional Information


Hyperosmolar syndrome, resulting from excessively rapid administration of concentrated dextrose may cause mental confusion and/or loss of consciousness.

Reactions which may occur because of the solution or the technique of administration include febrile response, infection at the site of injection, venous thrombosis or phlebitis extending from the site of injection, extravasation and hypervolemia.

Generalized flushing, fever and nausea also have been reported during peripheral infusions of amino acid solutions. Also see WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS.

If an adverse reaction does occur, discontinue the infusion, evaluate the patient, institute appropriate therapeutic countermeasures and save the remainder of the fluid for examination if deemed necessary.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Aminosyn II in Dextrose Injection (Amino Acid Injection in Dextrose Injection)


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