Aminosteril

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Generic Name: Aminosteril Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Aminosteril® (amino acids) used for?

Aminosteril® is commonly used for prophylaxis and treatment of protein deficiency in pediatrics when oral food intake is contraindicated.

How should I take Aminosteril® (amino acids)?

Aminosteril® is given as an injection through your vein by your doctor.

How do I store Aminosteril® (amino acids)?

Aminosteril® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Aminosteril® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Aminosteril® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Aminosteril® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Aminosteril® (amino acids)?

Before using this drug, you should know that:

  • Too rapid infusion may result in renal losses causing amino acid imbalance.
  • Regularly monitor urea-N, acid-base balance, serum ionogram, liver enzymes, lipid level, water balance, if necessary serum amino acids.
  • Disturbances in amino acid metabolism, acidosis, hyperhydration, hypokalemia.
  • Attention in case of hyponatremia.
  • Hepatic or renal insufficiency.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Aminosteril® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Aminosteril®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Aminosteril® (amino acids)?

Some side effects may include:

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Aminosteril® (amino acids)?

Aminosteril® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Aminosteril® (amino acids)?

Aminosteril® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Aminosteril® (amino acids)?

Aminosteril® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this Aminosteril® (amino acids).

What is the dose of Aminosteril® (amino acids) for an adult?

The dosage has not been established in adult. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What is the dose of Aminosteril® (amino acids) for a child?

IV infusion max daily dose:

  • 11-14 year olds: 10 g/kg body weight
  • 6-10 year olds: 1 g/kg body weight
  • 2-5 year olds:  1.5 g/kg body weight
  • 1 year olds: 1.5-2.5 g/kg body weight

Max rate: up to 0.1 g/kg body weight/hour or 1.67 ml/kg body weight/hr.

How is Aminosteril® (amino acids) available?

Aminosteril® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Aminosteril® Infant 6% soln for infusion 100ml

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Aminosteril®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: January 23, 2017 | Last Modified: February 6, 2017

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