Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
ProcalAmine (3% amino acid and 3% glycerin) is a source of amino acids and energy used to help maintain and improve the balance of body protein in patients who require a nutritional supplement for a short period of time. Common side effects of ProcalAmine include nausea, fever, flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling), irritation, inflammation of leg or arm veins, and thrombosis (blood clots) of the infusion site.
The recommended dosage for ProcalAmine is approximately 3 liters per day. ProcalAmine may interact with barbiturates, narcotics, hypnotics or systemic anesthetics. ProcalAmine contains a sulfite that may cause allergic reactions in patients with asthma. Tell your doctor all medications you use. If you are pregnant you should only take ProcalAmine if clearly necessary. Caution should be taken if you are breastfeeding and taking ProcalAmine.
Our ProcalAmine (3% Amino Acid and 3% Glycerin) 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.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
It is important to keep your IV site clean. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice: any signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills), unusual redness, swelling, or severe pain at the IV site.
Although unlikely to occur, you may develop an imbalance of body fluid, minerals, or nutrients while receiving this medication. Your therapy may need to be changed to correct the imbalance. It is important to keep your medical and laboratory appointments for regular monitoring by your healthcare professional. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: change in the amount of urine, increased thirst/urination, mental/mood changes, muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat, swelling of hands/feet/ankles.
A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Procalamine (Amino Acid and Glycerin)
Local reactions of the infusion site consisting of a warm sensation, erythema, phlebitis and thrombosis have been reported in the literature with peripheral amino acid infusions. Generalized flushing, fever and nausea have been reported in the literature during the peripheral administration of amino acids.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Procalamine (Amino Acid and Glycerin)