Alvesin

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

Uses

What is alvesin used for?

Alvesin is used for the supply of amino acids for the protein production in the framework of a parenteral diet (diet avoiding the digestive tract) if an oral or enteral diet is insufficient.

How should I take alvesin?

Alvesin is administered by your doctor through infusion into the vein.

How do I store alvesin?

Alvesin is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store alvesin in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of alvesin 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 alvesin 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 alvesin?

Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before using the medicine.

You should consider using this drug if you have:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Impairment of liver and kidney function

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

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

Side effects

What side effects can occur from alvesin?

If you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

 

Interactions

What drugs may interact with alvesin?

Alvesin 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.

Products may interact with alvesin including:

  • Digitoxin
  • Digoxin
  • Eplerenone
  • Metildigoxin
  • Tranylcypromine
  • Beta-acetyldigoxin

Does food or alcohol interact with alvesin?

Alvesin 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 alvesin?

Alvesin 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 alvesin.

The dosage is based on the amino acid, electrolyte and fluid requirements depending on your disease state (nutritional status and extent of the disease-related nitrogen degradation).

In order to ensure a complete diet, the following additions are to be made according to your requirements:

  • Sugar and fats
  • Electrolytes (salts)
  • Vitamins
  • Trace elements

What is the dose of alvesin for an adult?

Adults and young people aged between 15 and 17 years:

  • Daily dose: 10-20 ml per kg of body weight.
  • Maximum daily dose: 20 ml per kg body weight.

What is the dose of alvesin for a child?

The following data must be individually adapted according to age, stage of development and disease.

Children and adolescents from 2 to 14 years:

  • Daily dose for 3 – 5 years: 15 ml per kg of body weight.
  • Daily dose for 6 – 14 years: 10 ml per kg of body weight.

Maximum infusion rate:

For adults and children from 2 years, 1 ml per kg body weight and hour.

Duration of application

The medicinal product can be used as long as the need for parenteral nutrition is given.

If a larger quantity was applied to you than it should

  • If over dosage or rapid infusion occurs, your doctor will discontinue the infusion or continue with a reduced drip rate.
  • Signs of overdose or over infusion are:
    • Nausea
    • Chills
    • Vomit
    • Amino acid loss over the kidney (urine test)

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor.

How is alvesin available?

Alvesin is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Bottle: 100ml, 250ml, 500ml

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 alvesin, 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: December 20, 2016 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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